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McCaskill wants Akin to stay in the race (Missouri update)
The Hill ^ | August 21, 2012 | Daniel Strauss

Posted on 08/21/2012 4:15:07 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) would prefer for Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to remain her reelection opponent.

"Elections are sacred, there was an election, so I think the voters of Missouri should be respected [and] not have some big wig fancy people from Washington come in here and threaten him that he's got to drop out," McCaskill said, according to St. Louis television station KTVS.

Akin was the Republican primary contender that McCaskill and the Democrats were hoping for, prior to his controversial statements on rape that have prompted GOP calls for him to quit. That his remarks might have injured his candidacy makes him all the more attractive to the Democrats. McCaskill, however, did not emphasize the political calculations in her remarks to the TV station.

She said it would be a "radical" event for Akin to drop out and the state GOP to pick another candidate.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; mccaskill
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1 posted on 08/21/2012 4:15:12 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Her PAC supported Akin with ads during the primary...so I am shocked shocked I tell you that she wants him to stay in.....


2 posted on 08/21/2012 4:17:58 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: Clintonfatigued

Playing him like a fiddle. The very definition of a useful idiot.

Sad that this moron cost us a seat and quite possibly the Senate.


3 posted on 08/21/2012 4:19:02 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: Clintonfatigued

She will rue the day she wished for this.


4 posted on 08/21/2012 4:19:02 PM PDT by ez (When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

And Akin says he is staying in. Wow. A Republican holding himself above his country and his party. Why don’t Republicans have the discipline that Democrats have? McCaskill will certainly win that previously winnable seat. Hope we can still repeal Obamacare. THANKS SO MUCH, Todd Akin, narcissist.


5 posted on 08/21/2012 4:19:08 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Clintonfatigued

McCaskill is this guy’s biggest defender..if that isn’t the ultimate RED FLAG I don’t know what is


6 posted on 08/21/2012 4:19:52 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Clintonfatigued
"Elections are sacred, there was an election, so I think the voters of Missouri should be respected...

Yeah, right.

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7 posted on 08/21/2012 4:19:52 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Clintonfatigued

This Just In.....The Texas Rangers want to play the Houston Astros in the World Series.


8 posted on 08/21/2012 4:20:54 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: originalbuckeye

Wonder what the all-time largest margin of victory is in a Missouri Senate race?

McCaskill is about to smash it.


9 posted on 08/21/2012 4:21:39 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: darrellmaurina; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; GOPsterinMA; randita; Sun; LdSentinal; ...

Todd Akin says he will remain in the race. I am shocked. Clearly he suffers from elephantitus of the ego. According to The Politico, Paul Ryan called Akin and tried to get him to drop out. Maybe Akin thinks that Claire McCaskill is so unpopular that voters will support him anyway. Perhaps he so dislikes primary opponent John Brunner that he’ll risk reelecting McCaskill to keep Brunner out. Admittedly, Brunner is not a great candidate, but he wouldn’t commit a blunder on this scale.

There is hope. Akin has the option of dropping out by September 25, provided that a state judge allows it and he pays to have his name removed from the ballot. You can bet that if it happens, McCaskill and the ‘Rat Party will fight like mad to keep him on the ballot. For the time being, we’re shafted.


10 posted on 08/21/2012 4:21:55 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well, DUH!


11 posted on 08/21/2012 4:22:01 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: ez

When your Democrat opponent is your biggest supporter and financier.....hate to break it to you but your campaign ain’t doing too well.


12 posted on 08/21/2012 4:23:34 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: Clintonfatigued
The McCaskill/Akin teamwork is a wonder to behold. If Akin isn't on the Rat payroll, he ought to be.
13 posted on 08/21/2012 4:24:26 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Clintonfatigued

This doesn’t affect me. I don’t live in Missouri.


14 posted on 08/21/2012 4:25:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: comebacknewt

“Sad that this moron cost us a seat and quite possibly the Senate.”

not to mention the state moving from tossup to probable Obama


15 posted on 08/21/2012 4:25:15 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: Truth29

John Roberts will be pleased to know he has been replaced as the top spot on my list of most hated Republicans.


16 posted on 08/21/2012 4:26:51 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: cripplecreek

do you live in America?


17 posted on 08/21/2012 4:28:29 PM PDT by RC one
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To: cripplecreek

If Harry Reid is still Majority Leader of the Senate in 2013 because of Todd Akin, you may have a different point of view.


18 posted on 08/21/2012 4:29:50 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Jack the Ripper was not available to run against McCaskill so she picked the next best thing running in the Republican primary to support with 1.5 million in ad buys pushing his candidacy.


19 posted on 08/21/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: ez

“She will rue the day she wished for this.”
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Yes..... when she grows weary of being a US Senator years down the road.


20 posted on 08/21/2012 4:30:55 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: RC one

I live in an individual state and believe strongly in state’s rights. I’ll worry about the people who represent me and have so far been smart enough to stay away from this local issue.


21 posted on 08/21/2012 4:33:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

McCaskill is in near hysterics laughing her butt off.


22 posted on 08/21/2012 4:37:11 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Clintonfatigued

I didn’t vote for this guy when he was on American Idol and I’m not going to vote for him now.


23 posted on 08/21/2012 4:37:52 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Venturer

(((Shug)))


24 posted on 08/21/2012 4:39:44 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: All
Hey McCaskill & Akin


Please Donate!


25 posted on 08/21/2012 4:40:10 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: originalbuckeye

“Why don’t Republicans have the discipline that Democrats have?”

Oh, you mean the kind of discipline Bill Clinton had when he was impeached for dispicable behavior unbecoming a President? . . or the way Barney Frank held the line against those wascwally Wepublicans when his former boyfriend was running a prostitute ring out of Frank’s residence? . . or the way Anthony Weiner hesitated a long time before he was deserted by his buds? . . and on and on and on . . .


26 posted on 08/21/2012 4:41:31 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I managed to not avoid hearing most of the CBS evening news. Nothing but Akin. Made me so angry I had to leave the room.

If Akin is a Democrat plant, he has done a wonderful job.

27 posted on 08/21/2012 4:43:56 PM PDT by TChad
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To: dfwgator

The McCaskill team got themselves the Washington Generals...and they’re taking the show on the road.


28 posted on 08/21/2012 4:47:48 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: cripplecreek
I live in an individual state and believe strongly in state’s rights. I’ll worry about the people who represent me and have so far been smart enough to stay away from this local issue.

So if you venture an opinion on any other State's congressman or senator, I'm free to call you a hypocrite? Just setting the ground rules.

29 posted on 08/21/2012 4:48:43 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Exactly what is Akin’s line of work when he’s not a politician. My vision of him is that of town fool. He doesn’t get it does he? If he’s elected which is very doubtful, he’ll have as much respect as a streaker at a funeral.


30 posted on 08/21/2012 4:50:50 PM PDT by Harley (Life is Tough, But it's going to get a lot Tougher if you vote for Obama in Nov.)
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To: Starstruck
So if you venture an opinion on any other State's congressman or senator, I'm free to call you a hypocrite?

Might as well start now because I can guarantee I'll criticize congressmen from other states.
31 posted on 08/21/2012 4:51:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: EGPWS

bump


32 posted on 08/21/2012 4:55:17 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: cripplecreek

At least you are an honest hypocrite:>)


33 posted on 08/21/2012 4:55:34 PM PDT by Starstruck (Only the wealthy and the poor can afford socialism)
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To: TChad
If Akin is a Democrat plant, he has done a wonderful job.

If Obama is a MUSLIM plant, he has done a much, much better job. Do you feel his pain or will it take a 2nd term to really get through to you?

34 posted on 08/21/2012 5:01:03 PM PDT by politicianslie (Obama: Our first Muslim PRESIDENT,destroying America $1 Trillion at a time! And America sleeps)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wouldn’t it be great if Akin surprised everybody and won the Missouri Senate seat without any help from the national GOP or their Super PACs and became the deciding vote on Obamacare???


35 posted on 08/21/2012 5:06:27 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

He’s still leading in the polls. Days after his big mouth mistake.


36 posted on 08/21/2012 5:13:13 PM PDT by A Cyrenian (Timothy Geithner - proving TurboTax is not idiot proof.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yes, I bet she would, since it pretty much guarantees her a job for the next six years at least.


37 posted on 08/21/2012 5:14:27 PM PDT by Random_User_250 ("Democracy is indispensable to socialism." -- Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Ahh, yes, Missouri, where elections are soooooooooo sacred that even a dead guy gets to stay on the ballot. And ends up winning at that.


38 posted on 08/21/2012 5:15:41 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Obama has created a government that's not too big to fail, but too big to succeed." Sarah Palin)
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To: Twinkie
No, I mean the kind of discipline where your party directs you to do something and you do it. This man has likely just lost that Senate seat that we were likely to win. That kind of discipline, like when Weiner left his Congressional seat when Bill Clinton ordered it. Like how the Dems voted for Obamacare when Pelosi demanded they do so. That kind of discipline.
39 posted on 08/21/2012 5:22:40 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: A Cyrenian
He’s still leading in the polls

He is leading in the polls in the same way that Obama is leading in the polls.....polls do not reflect reality, they attempt to create it.

40 posted on 08/21/2012 5:23:32 PM PDT by Mygirlsmom ("Obama has created a government that's not too big to fail, but too big to succeed." Sarah Palin)
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To: originalbuckeye

Look at LBJ when he was Senate Majority Leader. Now that was discipline.


41 posted on 08/21/2012 5:24:33 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Uncle Chip

Yeah marvelous—even though no matter what he’ll still be used to tar every Republican candidate in the country. It also assumes that he won’t commit more idiotic gaffes which he is bound to do.


42 posted on 08/21/2012 5:27:30 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: Callahan

Then why don’t all those who fear that they will be tarred to grow some cojones and stand up to the media and the Democrats instead of expecting someone else to do it for them. If they can’t and won’t do it then they don’t deserve to be in office.


43 posted on 08/21/2012 5:36:26 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

It’d be great if my investment portfolio all of the sudden quadrupled overnight and still that’s more likely to happen than Akin getting elected.


44 posted on 08/21/2012 5:37:08 PM PDT by PhxTM06
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To: originalbuckeye
Why don't Republicans have the discipline that Democrats have? McCaskill will certainly win that previously winnable seat. Hope we can still repeal Obamacare.

Just damn! And here we were, right on the cusp of victory now that Snow, Collins, Brown (Mass), McCain, Graham and the rest of the "Stonewall Senate git-a-longs" were just breathing fire and smoke, champing at the bit to overturn Obamacare.

THANKS SO MUCH, Todd Akin, narcissist.

45 posted on 08/21/2012 5:40:00 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Clintonfatigued

The MSM will cover nothing but Akin from now to the election. Obama and Reid just got a free pass to continue running the US despite having run it into the ground the past 3.5 years.


46 posted on 08/21/2012 5:40:10 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Of course, she does, although I have to hand it to her — she was the only one I heard saying that the race is definitely not a sure thing for her now. (Then again, that’s what she thinks we want to hear her say, but she still said it.)


47 posted on 08/21/2012 5:50:02 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: rod1

>> The MSM will cover nothing but Akin from now to the election.

It’s a platform for the alleged PP rape cover-ups.


48 posted on 08/21/2012 5:50:47 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Uncle Chip

Wouldn’t it be great if Obama resigned tommorrow after issuing an executive order repealing all previous orders back to 2008, having AG Holder indict every member of his staff, and reading a written apology on live TV?


49 posted on 08/21/2012 6:02:38 PM PDT by johncocktoasten (Practicing asymetrical thread warfare against anti-Palin Trolls)
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To: comebacknewt
"Playing him you like a fiddle. The very definition of a useful idiot."

There, fixed it. You (and a lot of others) are being played like a fiddle, by NOW and the left-wing media. Let's fight this thing, and do what we can to ensure that McCaskill loses. Don't wimp out now.

50 posted on 08/21/2012 6:07:13 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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