McCaskill spokesperson Maria Speiser e-mailed The Notebook this morning to clarify the "spit story" you see below first reported by Politico.
"Nothing sinister going on last night," writes Speiser. "
"As it turns out Ben Smith’s source missed part of the conversation between Gov. Romney and Claire – it started when Romney said "you don’t have an ear infection, do you?" They both laughed, and Claire replied "No, but I did spit on it," Speiser added.
"Claire heard about Ben’s blog entry pretty quickly after it posted, and she and Romney were actually joking about it later that evening in the spin room. In the midst of a heated campaign, bipartisan humor still exists," Speiser said.