Akin ads
7:44 am
Sun October 28, 2012

Huckabee Stars In New Ad For Akin

Republican Todd Akin is up with two new television ads, as his US Senate race enters its final eight days.

Todd Akin at his announcement for US Senate. He's up with two new ads as the 2012 campaign enters its final days.
Credit UPI/Bill Greenblatt

One spot features former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who also campaigned for Akin in the primaries. In that ad, "Strong as Steel," Huckabee calls Akin a good Christian man and a courageous conservative who can’t be bought.

A second ad, called "Jobs and Paychecks" speaks about Todd Akin’s plans to strengthen the family by making sure every family has a chance at a paycheck.

A new Post-Dispatch Mason-Dixon poll shows Akin trailing his Democratic opponent, Claire McCaskill, by two points. She has led by an average of four points over the last month.

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