missouri senate race 2012
Nearly six months removed from a failed U.S. Senate run, former Rep. Todd Akin is expressing remorse for his controversial "legitimate rape" comments.
Immediate backlash ensued, with Republicans urging Akin to drop out of the Senate race. But he chose to stay in, vowing in
McCaskill defeated Akin by more than 15 percentage points in their November 2012 Senate race. She will begin serving her
With less than a week to go before the election, Sen. Claire McCaskill made her rounds today in Arnold and South County. Read
A McCaskill spokesperson responded that her campaign was "speechless" and would "leave it to Missouri's voters" to judge
"It seems to me that she's got it just backwards," Akin added. "What we should be doing is taking the common sense that we
As Slate's Amanda Marcotte reported Tuesday, Akin gave a speech on the House floor in 2008 denouncing abortion providers
Washington, D.C. — Republicans close to Rep. Todd Akin dismissed his apparent weakness among female voters as a matter of
Akin won a three-way primary on Aug. 7 for the rights to a November battle against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo
What Todd Akin said and believes doesn't just play into a media-catchy, election year "war on women" narrative. It's part of a reactionary, fundamentalist backlash to modernity. It's a war on science. It's a war on facts. It's a war on critical thinking.