Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill defeated GOP challenger Todd Akin Tuesday to hold on to a Missouri Senate seat that Republicans once considered vulnerable.
McCaskill won with about 54-percent of the vote in the election. She told supporters in St. Louis' Central West End Tuesday night that the victory means more to her because many pundits had predicted she would lose her seat.
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.
It's the last Politically Speaking before the election. As always, St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum from the St. Louis Beacon to discuss a few political issues.
On today’s podcast: We wrap up the Missouri Senate race with Congressman Todd Akin and Senator Claire McCaskill. We then talk about our impressions of turnout in general in the St. Louis area -- which is currently down according to absentee voting numbers. And finally, Jo gives us some trivia knowledge for some historic presidential races.
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is back on the campaign trail, attacking her opponent, Republican Congressman Todd Akin for his stance on the school lunch program. It was McCaskill’s first public appearance since the passing of her mother, Betty Anne.
In previous campaigns, the Senator would often bring her mother up on the stump.
At a small gathering at a coffeehouse on Sunday, Women for Claire convened to unveil a new ad in support of Democratic incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill. McCaskill was not in attendance, instead spending time with her ill mother.
A few women spoke in her stead, criticizing Republican Congressman Todd Akin.
"What is he (Akin) going to do for a woman like you?" Darlene Green, St. Louis Comptroller asked the crowd. "What is he going to say about a woman like me? We already know what he said about a woman like Claire."
Republican Todd Akin is up with two new television ads, as his US Senate race enters its final eight days.
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.
St. Louis Public Radio’s Chris McDaniel joins Jo Mannies and Jason Rosenbaum from the St. Louis Beacon to discuss a few political issues.
On today’s Halloween-themed podcast: We start off by giving our impressions of last week's debate Senate debate, and discuss Akin and his campaign's "dog" comments. We then turn to another debate: the gubernatorial debate that isn't really a debate. And finally, we close out with Jason discussing the state legislative races.