MO Sen: Claire McCaskill Leads by Six

By: Wednesday October 3, 2012 1:51 pm

The horrible image problems and extremely right wing positions of Republican candidate Todd Akin may just barely allow Claire McCaskill to hold onto her Senate seat in Missouri. According to Public Policy Polling McCaskill currently holds a six point lead. From PPP: PPP’s newest poll of the Missouri Senate race finds Claire McCaskill expanding her [...]

Romney Campaign Goes to Great Lengths to Stop Talking About Abortion

By: Friday August 24, 2012 10:49 am

The is no better sign that the Romney campaign is really concerned about the damage Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin could do to its campaign than the extraordinary lengths they are going to avoid talking about the issue of abortion. Romney did a local interview with KCNC-TV but with the one stipulation from the [...]

Akin Is an Uncomfortable Reminder of Paul Ryan’s Own Extreme Position on Abortion

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 2:26 pm

It is easy to understand why so many top Republicans are working to get Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. Not only could he cost them a seat and potentially control of the Senate, but his problem is already starting to metastasize to other Republican candidates. Normally the exact nuances [...]

Despite “Legitimate Rape” Comment, Todd Akin Still Leads by a Point

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 10:27 am

There is probably one main reasons why Rep. Todd Akin is still refusing to bow to the collective pressure of the Republican party to drop out of the Missouri Senate race: he thinks he can still win. New polling by PPP shows that is not a completely unreasonable belief for Akin to hold. The poll [...]

Todd Akin Is on His Own . . . For Now

By: Monday August 20, 2012 5:04 pm

Pressure is growing by the hour on Rep. Todd Akin (R) to drop out of the Missouri Senate race after his statement about “legitimate rape.” Both Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) have directly called on him to withdraw, while many top Republicans are strongly hinting he should. Even Senate Minority Leader [...]

Todd Akin Becoming Poison For the Whole GOP

By: Monday August 20, 2012 1:03 pm

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) wanted to face Rep. Todd Akin in the general election, because she knew he was the type of right wing radical that stood a good chance of eventually getting himself in trouble once he got under the intense spotlight of a competitive senate race. It seems Akin has delivered beyond her [...]

Missouri Sen: Claire McCaskill in Serious Trouble

By: Monday August 13, 2012 2:07 pm

Incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill (D) probably did catch a serious break when Rep. Todd Akin, the weakest of the Republican candidates, managed to narrowly win the primary last week. Polling before the primary showed him doing worse than the other top candidates. Yet even against a flawed challenger McCaskill is in serious trouble. The [...]

Todd Akin Wins Missouri GOP Primary as Claire McCaskill Hoped

By: Wednesday August 8, 2012 11:47 am

In yesterday’s Missouri primary, Rep. Todd Akin managed to narrowly win his party’s Senate nomination with 36 percent of the vote. He beat out both self-funded businessman John Brunner, who got 30 percent, and former State Treasurer Sarah Steelman, who got 29 percent, for the chance to take on incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. Akin [...]

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