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Todd Akin Closes In on Claire McCaskill

Missouri voters really don't like either candidate

(Newser) - Todd Akin has dramatically cut into Claire McCaskill's lead in the hotly watched race for her Missouri Senate seat, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch . In a new poll commissioned by the paper, McCaskill holds a slim 45% lead among likely voters, with Akin polling just behind at 43%. Akin'... More »

Todd Akin: McCaskill Is a 'Dog'

She 'fetches' higher taxes. Get it?

(Newser) - Apparently, it's tough to teach an old, gaffe-prone politician new tricks, because Todd Akin just cannot seem to stop with the zingers, reports PoliticMO . Opponent Claire McCaskill "goes to Washington, DC, it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, 'fetch,'" he said at... More »

Akin in '08: Docs Give Abortions to Women Who Aren't Pregnant

Video of old speech surfaces

(Newser) - It's getting to be quite the week for years-old videos to come back and bite candidates , and the latest victim is one Todd Akin, the would-be junior Missouri senator of "legitimate rape" fame. Seems Akin gave a speech in 2008, in which he compares abortion to slavery and... More »

Santorum, DeMint Throw Weight Behind Todd Akin

'Simply put, we cannot afford six more years of Senator McCaskill.'

(Newser) - Seems like only last month that Republicans were fighting each other over who got to throw Todd Akin under the bus first, but today the embattled Senate candidate has picked up endorsements from Jim DeMint and Rick Santorum. The über-conservatives are throwing their support to Akin, urging supporters to... More »

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