Politics
2:17 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Akin Sees 'Fire And Enthusiasm' In Campaign

Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin believes surging support will pull him through.

The Republican spent his final full day of campaigning on Monday by thanking supporters at several stops in the St. Louis area. In St. Peters, he told a couple of dozen volunteers that he sees what he called a "fire and enthusiasm" for his campaign to unseat Democrat Claire McCaskill.

McCaskill was making several stops around the state on Monday.

McCaskill says voters will have a choice between a moderate and an extremist when they cast ballots Tuesday in the U.S. Senate race. 

McCaskill describes herself as a moderate. During a campaign stop Monday in Columbia, she portrayed Akin as "a candidate that is very extreme."

She cited his opposition to the federal minimum wage and federally issued student loans and claimed Akin was in favor of "blowing up Social Security and Medicare as we know them."

McCaskill delivered bagels and coffee to about two dozen campaign volunteers at the Democratic office in Boone County. It was her second stop to rally supporters there in the past 48 hours.

McCaskill also was traveling Monday to campaign events in Springfield, Kansas City and St. Louis County.

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