McCaskill pays $4K for website rights

Feb 7, 2011

Claire McCaskill has a great name for politics - well, at least it's a profitable one for a Columbia, Mo. graphic designer.

The online domain name "ClaireMcCaskill.com" was snatched up by 39-year-old Brennan Hobart in anticipation of McCaskill's 2012 U.S. Senate campaign, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

Hobart then sold the rights to the name to McCaskill for $4,000 so that she could use it for her campaign.

The Post-Dispatch also mentions that others wishing to copy Hobart's plans for profit will probably be out of luck - most candidates already have their own websites dedicated to their campaigns.