Rep. Akin nearly doubled staff pay in final months
April 1st, 2013
08:04 PM ET
1 year ago

Rep. Akin nearly doubled staff pay in final months

(CNN) - On his way out of the U.S. House, Rep. Todd Akin dramatically upped staff compensation.

In the final three months of last year, Akin's small congressional staff got more than twice what it had received in any of the previous quarters in 2012, according to records posted by legislative salary tracker Legistorm.
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Filed under: Missouri • Todd Akin
March 19th, 2013
03:02 PM ET
1 year ago

VIDEO: Man rushes stage during mayor's speech

(CNN) – A man bolted on stage Tuesday to interrupt Kansas City Mayor Sly James as he delivered his State of the City address.

After the man grabbed the microphone from James and angrily chided the mayor, he was tackled by security officers.

Standing calmly at the podium throughout the scuffle, James returned to his remarks and said, "Well, that was unfortunate."


Filed under: Missouri
Missouri rep leaving Congress in February
December 3rd, 2012
11:41 AM ET
1 year ago

Missouri rep leaving Congress in February

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson of Missouri will leave Congress in February, the Republican congresswoman announced Monday.

Emerson, who was re-elected to a tenth term in November with 72% of the vote, will become president and CEO of the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.
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Filed under: Missouri
Missouri Democrat wins re-election in Missouri
November 6th, 2012
10:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Missouri Democrat wins re-election in Missouri

(CNN) – Democrat Jay Nixon has become the first Missouri governor re-elected to a second term since 1996, CNN projects.

Nixon defeated Republican nominee businessman Dave Spence. A veteran campaigner with at least seven statewide races under his belt, Nixon had a solid lead over Spence for much of the past year.
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri
Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power
Indiana's Republican Gov. Mitch Daniels is term-limited and cannot seek reelection.
November 5th, 2012
06:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Republicans aim to expand gubernatorial power

(CNN) – Washington gubernatorial candidate Rob McKenna looks to help Republicans cross an important threshold while expanding their power at the top of state government nationally.

McKenna is locked in a competitive race in a state that hasn't had a Republican governor in nearly 30 years. It's just one example of how the party is leveraging trends and strengthening its hand in a number

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Filed under: 2010 Election Live Blog • Delaware • Indiana • Missouri • New Hampshire • Washington
McCaskill's mother dies
October 29th, 2012
07:32 PM ET
1 year ago

McCaskill's mother dies

(CNN) - Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill's 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne Ward McCaskill, died on Monday, the senator from Missouri said in a statement on Monday.

"For some time, mom's health has not been good, and our family takes comfort that she is now at rest," McCaskill wrote. "People all over the state have asked about her, and their prayers and concern have been greatly appreciated."
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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Todd Akin
McCaskill ad uses Akin 'legitimate rape' comment against him
October 29th, 2012
12:25 PM ET
1 year ago

McCaskill ad uses Akin 'legitimate rape' comment against him

(CNN) – Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election campaign released a new ad Monday using video of opponent Rep. Todd Akin's controversial comments on rape.

The Republican congressman used the term "legitimate rape" in a Missouri television interview in August to describe what he explained was the process a woman's body goes through to shut down pregnancies in such cases.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Todd Akin
Poll: Voters split in Missouri Senate race
October 27th, 2012
07:55 PM ET
1 year ago

Poll: Voters split in Missouri Senate race

(CNN) - A new poll released Saturday indicates the contentious Senate race in Missouri between Sen. Claire McCaskill and Rep. Todd Akin is in a dead heat.

McCaskill, the Democratic incumbent, has the backing of 45% of likely voters in the state, compared to Akin's 43%, according to the Mason-Dixon poll commissioned by Missouri news outlets, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate • Todd Akin
October 22nd, 2012
11:03 AM ET
1 year ago

Akin compares McCaskill to a 'dog' playing 'fetch'

(CNN) – Missouri Republican and Senate hopeful Rep. Todd Akin compared his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, to a dog who plays "fetch" for higher taxes and regulations from Washington and brings them back to Missouri.

"She goes to Washington, D.C. and it's a little bit like one of those dogs, you know 'fetch,' and she goes to Washington, D.C. and gets all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri," Akin said Saturday at a fund-raiser in Springfield, Missouri.

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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Todd Akin
Assault survivors speak out against Akin in McCaskill ads
October 10th, 2012
02:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Assault survivors speak out against Akin in McCaskill ads

(CNN) – Three victims of sexual assaults are featured in new political ads released Wednesday by Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, casting her opponent, Rep. Todd Akin, as a bad choice for women.

In August, Akin was widely lambasted by Democrats and Republicans alike after he suggested pregnancies only occur rarely in situations of "legitimate rape," saying the body has ways to "shut that whole thing down."
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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate • Todd Akin
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