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Akin's New Battle: Fundraising

Senate candidate lost a promised $10M in funding, has $500K in bank

(Newser) - Shunned by his own party, Todd Akin has a month to decide if he is capable of going it alone and winning Missouri's Senate race, reports USA Today . Under Missouri law, a candidate has until Sept. 25 to withdraw from the ballot and allow state party committees to select... More »

Tea Partier Scores Missouri Win With Democrat's Help

Claire McCaskill ads called Akin 'too conservative'

(Newser) - Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has won a close three-way GOP race to challenge Sen. Claire McCaskill in November, breaking Sarah Palin's winning endorsement streak in the process. All three contenders, including Palin-pick Sarah Steelman, had the backing of different Tea Party groups, and each claimed to be the most... More »

Candidates Don't Know—But Don't Like—Minimum Wage

Missouri's Todd Akin, Sarah Steelman, John Brunner all stumped

(Newser) - None of the three Republicans running in Missouri's Senate primary know the state's minimum wage, but they definitely don't want it raised, CBS St. Louis reports. Appearing on KMOX radio, former state treasurer Sarah Steelman, Rep. Todd Akin, and businessman John Brunner appeared stumped when asked about... More »

Strong Candidates Give GOP Hope for Open Senate Seats

No dearth of Republican recruits for 2010 races in Fla., Mo., Ohio

(Newser) - Don’t let the stories about how grim 2010 looks for the Senate Republicans fool you. The spate of retirements in swing states is no boon, to be sure, but, Politico reports, the GOP will have no trouble coming up with good candidates in Florida, Ohio, and Missouri. A state-by-state... More »

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