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Missouri Senate Race

Tarnished Silver

Brett C. Di Resta | Posted 02.17.2013 | Politics
Brett C. Di Resta

Nate Silver's numbers tell us where the campaign is at a given moment. And good punditry can tell us how the campaign got there. Even though the statistics maven is riding high now, Nate Silver needs to realize he is only half of the equation.

Todd Akin Will Do WHAT Next?

Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) may be out of work once the new congressional term begins in January, but the failed Senate candidate may soon find himself in ...

'Claire McCaskill Has Legitimately Raped Todd Akin'

Posted 01.07.2013 | Comedy

On Tuesday night, both "The Daily Show" and "Colbert Report" provided live election coverage from New York City, and when the results from the Missour...

Rand Paul Featured In Robocall For Todd Akin

The Huffington Post | Ian Gray | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is getting some last-minute support from Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), the libertarian-leaning son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). Politi...

Missouri US Senate Race Todd Akin vs. Claire McCaskill -- Nonpartisan Issue Guide

Paul Loeb | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Are you looking for a nonpartisan guide to the Todd Akin/Claire McCaskill U.S. Senate race, one that contrasts candidate stands in a fair way?

McCaskill Cracks Akin Joke

Arnold Patch | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

With less than a week to go before the election, Sen. Claire McCaskill made her rounds today in Arnold and South County....

Michael McAuliff

National GOP Money Returns To 'Legitimate Rape' Senate Candidate

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Money from national Republican committees appears to be moving back into the Missouri Senate contest for Rep. Too Akin, the GOP congress...

Gingrich Says Akin Can Send Powerful Signal

AP | DAVID A. LIEB and JIM SALTER | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Still mourning the death of her mother, Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill returned to campaigning Wednesday as Republ...

WATCH: Todd Akin Ad Slams Claire McCaskill's 'Arrogance'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

With less than two weeks left in his rocky Missouri Senate campaign ride, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has released a new attack ad targeting Sen. Claire Mc...

Akin Repeatedly Arrested During 1985 Abortion Protests

AP | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

ST LOUIS -- Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin was repeatedly arrested during anti-abortion protests in the 1980s, including at least once when polic...

Todd Akin's Militia Ties Exposed

Salon | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics

On May 9, 1987, police arrested 30 anti-abortion protesters for blocking the front door of an abortion clinic in St. Louis, Missouri. Among those arre...

Akin Backers Attack Claire McCaskill With 'Legitimate' Phrase

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

One of the few outside groups still spending money on Rep. Todd Akin's (R-Mo.) Senate campaign may be doing more harm than good with its latest effort...

Akin Adviser Doubles Down On Dog-Related McCaskill Attack

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

Apparently undeterred by controversy over Missouri GOP congressman and Senate hopeful Todd Akin's decision to compare his opponent to a dog, an advise...

Akin, McCaskill Face Off In Debate

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics

CLAYTON, Mo. — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill cast herself as a moderate willing to work with Republicans while GOP challenger Todd Akin repea...

Akin Skewers McCaskill As 'Corrupt Claire'

AP | DAVID A. LIEB | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — Republican Senate challenger Todd Akin launched a TV ad Thursday claiming the family of Democratic Missouri Sen. Claire McCas...

Amanda Terkel

Todd Akin: 'Liberalism And Socialism' Are America's Greatest Threats

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

According to Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), the greatest danger facing America isn't terrorism, global warming or economic collapse. It's "liberalism." D...

Claire McCaskill Posts Big Number After Todd Akin's Gaffe

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill posted a massive fundraising haul of $5.8 million for the third quarter of the year, further evidence of the political ...

Todd Akin Blasts 'Terrorist' Abortion Providers For Giving Abortions To Women Who Aren't Pregnant

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin sparked national outrage in August when he justified his opposition to abortion by claiming that victims of "legit...

Todd Akin Aide Defends 'Ladylike' Comment

BuzzFeed | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

Washington, D.C. — Republicans close to Rep. Todd Akin dismissed his apparent weakness among female voters as a matter of "optics" and see their pat...

Dave Jamieson

Chris Christie: Todd Akin Doesn’t Deserve GOP Support

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that Republicans should not support Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) in his bid for a Senate seat a...

DeMint, Other Senate Republicans To Host Event For Embattled GOP Rep

Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics

While the National Republican Senatorial Committee is insisting they have "no plans" to help Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) in his Senate campaign, other big ...

Michael McAuliff

Why Todd Akin May Still Win, Even After 'Legitimate Rape' Fuss

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For all the furor over Republican Rep. Todd Akin's assertions about "legitimate rape" and his subsequent denunciation by many Republican...

Laura Bassett

Todd Akin Compared To Cult Leader

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

Referring to the Republican Party's attempts to "smoke" Senate candidate Todd Akin (R-Mo.) out of the race following his "legitimate rape" remarks, Re...

Laura Bassett

Akin: McCaskill Was More 'Ladylike' In 2006

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin (Mo.) told reporters on Thursday that his opponent, Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill, was much more "ladyli...

More Conservatives Throw Support Behind Akin

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) won two more socially conservative backers for his senatorial bid on Wednesday when former presidential candidate Rick Santorum...