Rep. Todd Akin
Both candidates criss-crossing the state.
Shunned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin turned Tuesday to former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to help draw money and attention to his quest to oust Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill on Monday launched a Halloween-week ad casting her Republican challenger Todd Akin as “scary” because of his remarks about “legitimate rape.” Akin, meanwhile, is gaining some outside help in his quest to oust Missouri’s senior senator.
Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is standing by embattled Missouri Congressman Todd Akin and soliciting donations for his Senate campaign.
Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation’s top Republicans and refused to abandon a Senate bid that has been hobbled by fallout over his comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape.”
Steelman wants to make sure she has enough resources to spread her message.
“I fully expect them to spend a lot of money trying to take me out.”