After weeks of focusing on her image as a moderate Democrat who isn't afraid of compromise, Senator Claire McCaskill stepped up the attack on her opponent in November's Election, Congressman Todd Akin.
In a speech to Democrats in Callaway County, the Senator touched on a variety of issues to incite Democratic voters. One topic that garnered the most applause (and laughter) from the audience was student loans.
A prominent conservative Super PAC plans to host several events in Missouri over the next few days. The national group - Americans for Prosperity - will bring its bus tour to tailgate parties before the Mizzou football game on Saturday, the Rams game on Sunday and the Cardinals game on Tuesday.
The group says this is a way to reach out to a large audience that’s already there – an audience that isn’t necessarily the political rally type.
One day after the Missouri Farm Bureau reaffirmed its support for Congressman Akin, Senator Claire McCaskill announced endorsements from the Missouri chapters of the firefighters and police unions. During a conference call, the incumbent Democrat praised the two groups.
"You know, none of the people who go into this line of work do it for the money," McCaskill said. "What they're looking for is a way to serve and give back and have a salary for their families."
Democratic US Senator Claire McCaskill is throwing her support behind the November ballot initiative that would raise the cigarette tax in Missouri. If approved, the initiative would increase the current cigarette tax from the lowest in the nation at 17 cents, to 90 cents.
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill has been on the attack against her Republican opponent, criticizing Congressman Akin for controversial comments he’s made. But the comments she's attacking are not related to abortion.
So far, McCaskill has avoided attacking Congressman Akin for his comments on “legitimate rape,” which would force her to discuss her stance on the touchy issue of abortion. Instead, she’s attacking him for his comments on student loans.
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill doubled her efforts to portray herself as a political centrist. She released a new ad Friday titled "Fifty," referring to the National Journal's ranking of senators from most liberal to conservative. McCaskill was ranked in the middle at 50.
But she also doesn't deny she has stood by the President -- a president who will have a tough time winning the state of Missouri.
Republican US Senate candidate Todd Akin dismissed claims that his campaign hasn’t paid for TV ads that were set to be run. KOMU-TV in Columbia reported Thursday that the station only received half the payment for a full week of Akin’s ads.