10/27/2012 04:44 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Todd Akin Ad Slams Claire McCaskill's 'Arrogance' (VIDEO)

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 McCaskill (D-Mo.) and her business history.

Entitled "Selling Us Out," Akin accuses McCaskill's husband of orchestrating personal business deals at Senate events. He adds that McCaskill " thinks she's above the law," pointing to unpaid taxes that highlight her "arrogance and corruption."

Akin made headlines last Saturday for comparing McCaskill to a dog that fetches taxes and bureaucracy. Akin adviser Rick Tyler joined the fray on Monday when he tweeted that if McCaskill were a dog, she'd be a "bullsh*tsu."

A McCaskill spokesperson responded that her campaign was "speechless" and would "leave it to Missouri's voters" to judge Akin's language.

As of Saturday, HuffPost Pollster's tracking chart showed McCaskill holding a 7.8 percent advantage over Akin. Her lead in the polls has gradually lengthened since late August, when Akin turned heads with his controversial "legitimate rape" comments.



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