McCaskill ad hits Akin over emergency contraception
October 7th, 2012
05:35 PM ET
2 years ago

McCaskill ad hits Akin over emergency contraception

(CNN) – Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill's campaign has released a new ad hitting Republican opponent Todd Akin for his conservative stance on contraception as a part of a statewide buy in Missouri.

The 30-second television spot, which began airing Saturday, depicts the six-term congressman as holding "extreme beliefs" and being out of touch with voters.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Todd Akin
September 30th, 2012
11:51 AM ET
2 years ago

Blunt tells CNN: Todd Akin 'very well may win' Missouri Senate race

(CNN) - Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Missouri, said Sunday that Todd Akin "very well may win" the Senate race in Missouri. He said voters are more concerned with the Senate's performance than with the Missouri congressman's embattled candidacy.

"Frankly, I think that anybody else would have been a candidate that clearly would have won, and Todd very well may win," Blunt said on CNN's "State of the Union."
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Roy Blunt • Senate • Todd Akin
McCaskill: Akin so extreme, other conservative looks like a 'hippie'
September 28th, 2012
09:11 PM ET
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McCaskill: Akin so extreme, other conservative looks like a 'hippie'

(CNN) – Sen. Claire McCaskill fired back Friday at Rep. Todd Akin over his recent characterization of her as less "ladylike" in the pair’s current senatorial election than she was in her last, dismissing her Republican foe as an outlier even in right-wing circles.

"I was speechless," the senator said in an interview with MSNBC, referring to Akin’s latest comments. "I mean, this is somebody who does make Michele Bachmann look like a hippie. He is that far on the fringe."
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Michele Bachmann • Missouri
Akin consultant compares him to cult leader
September 28th, 2012
03:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin consultant compares him to cult leader

(CNN) - A consultant for Rep. Todd Akin likened the Senate candidate to David Koresh on Friday, saying Akin's ability to withstand GOP pressure to withdraw from the Missouri race was like the cult leader's resistance during the deadly 1993 standoff with federal authorities.

Consultant Kellyanne Conway said she has expressed her opinion to Akin "for a while now," adding Akin was successfully able to sustain the aftermath of his controversial rape comments last month.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
Akin: McCaskill more 'ladylike' in last election
September 27th, 2012
03:18 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin: McCaskill more 'ladylike' in last election

(CNN) – Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, who on Tuesday repeated his decision to remain in Missouri's battle for U.S. Senate, said in an interview published Thursday his opponent, Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, was more "ladylike" in her 2006 election than she is this time around.

According to the Kansas City Star, Akin claimed McCaskill's demeanor at last week's debate indicated she was nervous about remaining in office.
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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
McCaskill hits Akin on rape comments in ad
September 25th, 2012
09:32 PM ET
2 years ago

McCaskill hits Akin on rape comments in ad

(CNN) – Sen. Claire McCaskill is using her rival Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape" in a new television ad, part of a statewide buy in Missouri for the incumbent Democrat.

The ad frames Akin as out of touch with Missouri voters, also hitting the Republican congressman for his stance on social security, Medicare, the minimum wage and student loans.
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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
Akin passes on last chance to drop out, Republicans write off Senate seat
September 25th, 2012
08:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin passes on last chance to drop out, Republicans write off Senate seat

Washington (CNN) - Instead giving in to fellow Republicans desperate for him to drop out of the Missouri Senate race, a defiant Todd Akin gathered conservative supporters and launched a campaign bus tour.

"I have one purpose going into November and that's replacing [Democratic Senator] Claire McCaskill," the congressman said to an applauding crowd in St. Louis on Tuesday, the last day state law permitted him to remove his name from the ballot.

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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
Tuesday is Akin’s last chance to withdraw from Senate race
September 25th, 2012
03:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Tuesday is Akin’s last chance to withdraw from Senate race

(CNN) – Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, under fire for his controversial rape comments, has until Tuesday to drop out of the U.S. Senate race – but he has vowed to continue.

Akin became a political pariah after an appearance on Missouri television station KTVI on August 19, where his comments on rape-induced pregnancy caused public outrage.

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Akin deflects question on 'rape' comment in debate
September 21st, 2012
02:56 PM ET
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Akin deflects question on 'rape' comment in debate

(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."
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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
Akin focuses on McCaskill in new ad
September 14th, 2012
05:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin focuses on McCaskill in new ad

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri
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