McCaskill's campaign with Akin keeps getting hotter
The Kansas City Star
A friend who was at the anti-Todd Akin protest Wednesday outside Union Station said more people were at that rally than the number of folks who attended the Republican candidate’s appearance with Newt Gingrich inside.
Akin, who’s running against Sen. Claire McCaskill, isn’t liked very much on this side of the Show-Me State. However, don’t be fooled into thinking he hasn’t a ghost of a chance of winning the Senate seat even after his blundering statement about “legitimate rape.”
Akin’s candidacy is well-received in the St. Louis County area and in outstate Missouri. Despite being outspent in the race, he is in a virtual tie against McCaskill and advancing.
The Kansas City Star reports that a new group calling itself Now or Never Political Action Committee plans to pour $800,000 into TV ads for Akin’s campaign, which could push him well-ahead of McCaskill in the lead up to Tuesday’s election.
What’s at stake is whether the Republicans take control of the Senate in addition to the House and White House.
If Akin wins it would say one of two things: In Missouri outspending an opponent in a race doesn’t make a candidate a shoo-in with voters. Or remember Mel Carnahan and the phrase “anybody but….”