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  1. McCaskill reaching out to rural Missouri ahead of electionRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | O-R Online

    ... lost in many counties in 2012, she had some victories and trailed closely behind her Republican rival, former Rep. Todd Akin, in some traditionally GOP areas. However, Akin tumbled in the polls after commenting on a talk show that women's bodies ...

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  2. Claire McCaskill courts rural Missouri in prelude to fierce battleRead the original story w/Photo

    17 hrs ago | Pacifica Tribune

    ... lost in many counties in 2012, she had some victories and trailed closely behind her Republican rival, former Rep. Todd Akin, in some traditionally GOP areas. However, Akin tumbled in the polls after commenting on a talk show that women's bodies ...

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  3. GOP party executive looks to oust McCaskill, GallowayRead the original story

    Thursday Aug 17 | News Tribune

    ... among Republican voters by just 10 percent, Stukins said. McCaskill won re-election in 2012 over then U.S. Rep. Todd Akin by nearly 430,000 votes - even though Akin received nearly 11,000 votes more in his losing effort than McCaskill received in ...

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  4. Hotline's Senate Power RankingsRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 15 | National Journal

    ... But she is unlikely to enjoy the perfect storm that aided her in 2012, when she faced the deeply controversial Todd Akin. As the only Republican up in a state that Hillary Clinton won, Heller's highly competitive reelection became even more ...

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  5. Schmitt Clears Way for Hawley in Mo. Senate RaceRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | Real Clear Politics

    ... a sequel of its abysmal showing in McCaskill's 2012 re-election. In that race, a messy GOP primary produced Rep. Todd Akin as the nominee, who memorably sent his candidacy into a tailspin when he claimed women could not become pregnant from ...

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  6. Eric Schmitt backs out of Claire McCaskill challenge, citing need for GOP unityRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 15 | Washington Examiner

    ... Trump by nearly 20 percentage points. She was expected to lose in 2012 as well, but a weak candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, emerged from the GOP primary. Republicans would like to avoid that this time around. The decision was first reported by ...

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  7. Alabama Senate race is a big test for Mitch McConnellRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 14 | Washington Examiner

    ... "There's a universal desire to avoid the mistakes of the past when Republicans nominated candidates like Todd Akin, Sharron Angle and Christine O'Donnell, who all lost, and we don't want to do that again," a Republican insider said. This Republican ...

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  8. We Need 'Mo' Conservatives in Washington DC-Vote for Brooks for US SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | Townhall

    ... attacking Republicans in otherwise safe seats give Democrats more opportunities, which had occurred in 2012 with Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock? I think they should shake those fears off. Four years later, one of the most unlikely, most politically ...

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  9. 10 Senate seats most likely to switch parties in 2018Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    ... top-tier challenger make this perhaps the GOP's strongest pick-up opportunity. Just like McCaskill benefited from Todd Akin's now-infamous comments about "legitimate rape" in 2012, Donnelly benefitted when his Republican opponent, state treasurer ...

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  10. Kayleigh McEnany has always been a die-hard Trumper. Her RNC post just makes it official.Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 9 | The Washington Post

    ... Mexicans "rapists" and "criminals," she hoped the candidate would "tone it down." "We can't afford to have another Todd Akin on the campaign trail," she said,

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  11. We Need 'Mo' Conservatives in Washington DC-Vote for Brooks for US SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 7 | Townhall

    ... attacking Republicans in otherwise safe seats give Democrats more opportunities, which had occurred in 2012 with Todd Akin or Richard Mourdock? I think they should shake those fears off. Four years later, one of the most unlikely, most politically ...

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  12. Our Opinion: As summer heats up, so does 2018 U.S. Senate raceRead the original story

    Friday Jul 28 | News Tribune

    ... around Missouri's new attorney general, Josh Hawley, urging him to take on McCaskill. In 2012, McCaskill trounced Todd Akin, the last Republican to challenge her, when his campaign imploded after he said that that abortion isn't needed in rape ...

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  13. Democrats take aim at top GOP Missouri Senate recruit Josh HawleyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 24 | Washington Examiner

    ... McCaskill was equally vulnerable, but escaped after a bruising GOP primary produced a flawed nominee, then Rep. Todd Akin. Missouri voted for President Trump by nearly 20 points in November, but Republicans don't want to take any chances. That's why ...

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  14. Missouri GOP Aims to Avoid Akin Repeat, Unseat McCaskillRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 21 | Real Clear Politics

    ... weeks. But Republicans do not anticipate they would choose to face off in a primary - opening the door for another Todd Akin to walk through. For Missouri Republicans, those wounds are still fresh. "It's highly unlikely they would challenge one ...

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  15. Missouri GOP coalesce around Hawley to challenge McCaskillRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 19, 2017 | The Republic

    ... meddled in the GOP primary and succeeding in getting the challenger she considered the weakest, former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin. She ran an ad campaign in the Republican primary criticizing Akin as ultra-conservative and urging voters not to pick him, a ...

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  16. AP Explains: How do politicians collect opposition research?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2017 | KSL-TV

    ... difference: In August 2012, an American Bridge tracker assigned to monitor Missouri's Republican Senate candidate, Todd Akin, heard him talk about "legitimate rape" during a local morning show. The group blasted the clip out to the media. His ...

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  17. Republicans including Vice President Mike Pence push Missouri AG to challenge McCaskillRead the original story

    Jul 12, 2017 | GantDaily.com

    ... She was viewed as one of the Senate's most vulnerable incumbents in 2012, but handily won re-election over Rep. Todd Akin, whose comments about "legitimate rape" rocked his campaign. "Trump did very, very well here, but Josh led the ticket," former ...

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  18. Missouri's Political PhenomRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2017 | The Weekly Standard

    ... for higher office to seek-a phenomenon he's criticized. McCaskill won reelection easily in 2012 against Republican Todd Akin, who got enmeshed in a controversy over his notion of "legitimate rape." In effect, she picked her opponent. She and ...

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  19. The GOP Still Has a Women ProblemRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | The Washington Monthly

    While trying to explain both why the Republicans have so few women in the Senate and why they should run more women as candidates, Nathan L. Gonzales of Roll Call offers this observation: One seemingly obvious way to avoid Republican men's temptation to offer their biological views on abortion and choice is to nominate a woman. He's obviously hearkening back to Senate candidates Todd Akin of Missouri and Richard Mourdock of Indiana who both lost five years ago when they expressed their views on pregnancies that result from rape.

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  20. One Reason Why Republicans Don't Have More Women in the SenateRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2017 | Roll Call

    ... legislature (or both), so a voting record is not an electoral death sentence. And in a state that remembers the Todd Akin debacle more than any other, a candidate who has had more time in the public eye may not be such a terrible idea. In 2012, ...

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