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Sen. McCaskill in Kansas City - Get Out the Vote Rally

This evening Senator Claire McCaskill (D) spoke at a get out the vote rally at Laborer's Local 264 Hall in Kansas City. There were approximately a hundred people (mostly supporters and a few media) in attendance.
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McCaskill Pulls Out All the Stops: Three New Ads Featuring Rape Victims

Claire McCaskill's campaign released three ads today going after Todd Akins' "Legitimate Rape" comments very directly:
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MO 'Traditional Marriage' Mailer in Support of Todd Akin

A mailing arrived today on behalf of Todd Akin (R-MO) from CitizenLink, an entity associated with the James Dobson founded right wingnut group Focus on the Family.
Stock wedding photo. Hey, wait a minute, that wedding dress seems a little risque for a right wingnut "family values" campaign mail piece.
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Kurt Bill's Campaign Gets Chauvinistic With the Addition of Salty Staffer Osskopp

Mike Osskopp has a long history of rude and mean-spirited behavior. As Chief of Staff for Rep. John Kline he calls the police on any Democrats who come to Kline's office. He's infamous for standing outside a Democratic event and yelling about the attendees "jap" cars.
Generally, Kline is pretty rude to anybody who doesn't agree with him and Osskopp fits right in as his top staffer.
So when the Kurt Bills campaign veered from weirdness to weirdly and counterproductively mean-spirited I noted that Osskopp was now working for Bills.
They got chauvinistic wh...
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Akin's Cantankerous Town Hall

Todd Akin spoke at locally organized open candidate forum in downtown Clinton, Missouri this evening. From his campaign it was advertised as one of the stops on his bus tour across the state.
It went as badly as you might imagine.
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Akin's On The Ballot and McCaskill Unloads

Now that Todd Akin (R-Mo.) has passed the deadline for withdrawal from the Missouri Senate Race, Senator Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has released a new TV ad that mentions several of Akin's more controversial comments including the highly publicized comment that "legitimate rape" does not result in pregnancy. Some have speculated that Senator McCaskill's Campaign held back from highlighting Akin's rape comments in hopes of keeping him in the race after the Republican National Committee pulled their funding in the wake of negative national attention.
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Claire McCaskill on Todd Akin: 'His Ideas Are Not Pleasant For MO Families'

"While he is a pleasant and sincere man, his ideas are not pleasant for most Missouri families," says Claire McCaskill of her opponent Todd Akin. Filmed by Jerry Schmidt.
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