(CNN) – Rep. Todd Akin couldn't escape questions about his now-infamous comments on "legitimate rape" from August during a U.S. Senate debate Friday, deflecting the inquiry as tangential to the real issues his race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill should be about.
"I've answered this question repeatedly," Akin said. "I don't believe this election overall is about talk."
(CNN) - The Republican representative from Missouri who landed in the headlines and drew heavy Republican criticism for controversial comments on rape he made in an interview last month launches a new campaign television ad Saturday.
The new spot by Rep. Todd Akin hammers the Democrat he hopes to unseat, Sen. Claire McCaskill, over her support of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Facing pressure from Republican heavyweights in Washington to abandon his Missouri Senate bid, Rep. Todd Akin is huddling with top conservative activists in Tampa to assess whether to move forward with his embattled candidacy.
Akin spent Wednesday night and Thursday in a series of private meetings at the two-day summit of the Council For National Policy (CNP), a secretive group of conservative leaders who are meeting in Florida before next week’s Republican National Convention.
(CNN) – Rep. Todd Akin, embroiled in scandal after a controversial remark he made about rape, announced Thursday he hit a fund-raising goal of $100,000 in the last two days.
"Over the past 48 hours, I have apologized, been attacked by the party bosses, yet through it all, voters have rallied behind me," Akin said in a statement released by his campaign.
St. Charles, Missouri (CNN) – While Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has largely stayed on message regarding her opponent Republican Rep. Todd Akin and his status in their upcoming Senate race, she used the whole controversy to lighten the mood a bit before a stump speech.
Responding to a man who asked how her day was going as she waited for a microphone to be set up, McCaskill said, "You know, everything's pretty boring these days."
(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri now has the Republican challenger she'd hoped for, but the first term senator still faces a serious fight to keep her seat in November.
It appears to be a different story in Michigan, where Democratic Sen. Debbie Stabenow's re-election prospects after Tuesday's primary continue to look strong against GOP attempts to defeat her in the general election.
(CNN) - Rep. Todd Akin declared victory Tuesday evening in a hotly contested Missouri GOP Senate primary that featured a crowded field of candidates battling for a spot to face off against Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.
Akin faced businessman John Brunner and former state treasurer Sarah Steelman in the primary.
Washington (CNN) – There will be food, drinks and live music Friday in Missouri – and Sarah Palin will be the co-host.
The former GOP vice presidential candidate will serve up barbecue and political red meat at a picnic to support Missouri Republican Senate candidate Sarah Steelman.
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden closely aligned himself Monday with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, saying he's a "strong, strong ally" of the first-term senator.
"She knows who she is and what she believes in, and she's willing to take risks to fight for what she believes in," Biden said at a private fund-raising event in Kansas City, according to a pool reporter in the room.
(CNN) - One of President Barack Obama's biggest supporters will not be attending this summer's Democratic National Convention.
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri told reporters Tuesday that she has never gone to conventions when she's had contested elections, and that the Washington press reaction to the news is "silly." Earlier Tuesday an aide to McCaskill confirmed to CNN that the senator will not go to the convention, which will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina during the first week of September.