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Could Claire McCaskill lose to Todd Akin? You betcha
Legal Insurrection ^ | 10/19/12 | William Jacobson

Posted on 10/19/2012 10:38:00 AM PDT by Lakeshark

Claire McCaskill is so unpopular that she’s barely running ahead of Todd Akin despite his self-inflicted wounds and the defection of almost all of the Republican establishment from supporting him.

McCaskill has had to spend heavily just to stay slightly ahead:

Senator Claire McCaskill, the Missouri Democrat fighting to keep her seat, spent nearly $7 million over a three-month period through the end of September and her campaign had more than $2.1 million in the bank for her race against Representative Todd Akin, according to quarterly disclosure reports her campaign released on Monday.

Could McCaskill lose? Two days ago the answer would have been, “possibly.”

After the latest revelation at The Daily Caller, the answer is “you betcha.”

"Whistle-blower audio: Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband cut business deals in Senate Dining Room

Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband used the U.S. Senate Dining Room to cut business deals selling tax credits tied to stimulus money, a whistle-blowing executive inside his company alleged on an audio recording exclusively obtained by The Daily Caller.

“The thing that irritated me about this was he [McCaskill’s husband Joseph Shepard] entertained these outside investors in the Senate Dining Room,” the whistle-blower said. “That’s where he closed the deal.”

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


TOPICS: Editorial; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; akin; mccaskill; mo2012; senate
Good news for Akin, this is a big corruption issue concerning McCaskill's husband that could push him over the top. A nice October surprise.
1 posted on 10/19/2012 10:38:05 AM PDT by Lakeshark
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To: Lakeshark
"The thing that irritated me about this was he [McCaskill’s husband Joseph Shepard] entertained these outside investors in the Senate Dining Room," the whistle-blower said. "That’s where he closed the deal."

Wow! I can hardly wait to see the MSM evening news lead off with that hot story.

[sarc off]

2 posted on 10/19/2012 10:47:18 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: Just another Joe; Uncle Chip; katiedidit1

*ping*


3 posted on 10/19/2012 10:47:37 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress: Children without adult supervision.)
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To: Evil Slayer; katiedidit1; Lakeshark

You betcha ping!


4 posted on 10/19/2012 10:48:15 AM 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: misharu

WOO-HOO!

GO AKIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 10/19/2012 10:49:14 AM 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: onyx
I should have figured you would see that!

:-)

6 posted on 10/19/2012 10:50:36 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

What is her husband doing in the Senate dining room entertaining his clients???


7 posted on 10/19/2012 10:52:38 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Lakeshark

Need I say it?
You betcha!


8 posted on 10/19/2012 10:53:12 AM 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: Lakeshark

PRAY. PRAY very hard. And a few dollars in Aiken’s collection basket will help. Let the RNC know how you feel!


9 posted on 10/19/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: Uncle Chip
Great question. What's amazing is he actually thought he would get away with this kind of corruption. Democrats - the party of scam artists.

I think this is going to put Akin over the top.

10 posted on 10/19/2012 10:57:36 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

Democrat, stimulus money, influence peddling.

A perfect fit.


11 posted on 10/19/2012 11:05:49 AM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Lakeshark

I watched their debate this week. She did a really good job, but it doesn’t matter to me. Neither does any negatives to do with Akin.

Claire voted for Obama Care. That alone means I will never vote for her. Never Ever no matter who runs against her. End of story.

Her reception at the town halls, and the anger of her constituents should have given her a clue.


12 posted on 10/19/2012 11:06:16 AM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Lakeshark

Here’s the video of the after party after the debate last night. Dana Loesch asked McCasket about her husband cutting deals in the senate dining room and Claire explodes...enjoy (and post it everywhere you can!!)

Shaky Video:

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/10/epic-claire-mccaskill-slams-dana-loesch-after-senate-debate-video/

Best video:

https://twitter.com/DLoesch/status/259108320244277248


13 posted on 10/19/2012 11:12:51 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: Lakeshark

Akin is a really good conservative, who made one minor gaffe that was blown all out of proportion.

If every RINO in the country, and even many conservatives, hadn’t jumped on board the left wing smear train and given the impression that his own people had turned against him, he would be a shoe-in.

Which is worse, a guy with a terrific record after many terms in office who made a minor scientific error about children born of rape, or a corrupt woman baby-killer who never saw a baby she didn’t want to murder?

Which is the worse scientific error: to believe the idea that women who have been raped are less likely to conceive, or that a baby in the womb is not a human being, and therefore can be freely killed?


14 posted on 10/19/2012 11:19:30 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Lakeshark

Go Todd !!!


15 posted on 10/19/2012 11:33:01 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Lakeshark
Link: Whistle-blower audio: Sen. Claire McCaskill’s husband cut business deals in Senate Dining Room
16 posted on 10/19/2012 11:39:48 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Cicero
If every RINO in the country, and even many conservatives, hadn’t jumped on board the left wing smear train and given the impression that his own people had turned against him, he would be a shoe-in.

You nailed it.

17 posted on 10/19/2012 11:51:29 AM PDT by TYVets (Pure-Gas.org ..... ethanol free gasoline by state and city)
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To: Lakeshark

Has that audio been used in an Akin TV ad yet??


18 posted on 10/19/2012 11:54:42 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Lakeshark
And here is the happy ending:

When Todd Akin is sworn in as Senator, he will owe the RINO leadership nothing.

The RINO’s will have to deal with a true conservative much to their dismay.

Go Todd!

19 posted on 10/19/2012 12:14:37 PM PDT by Oak Grove
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To: Cicero

It wasn’t just one gaffe. his campaign manager wife came out and compared rape to the RNC not funding their campaign.
There was no excuse for him to not step aside. In my view he put his lwn ego ahead of what he claims to believe in. Latest polls show romney up substantially here, without Akin’s dunderheaded mistakes, we wouldn’t be hoping claire goes, but we would have our candidate already measuring the windows in her senate office for drapes.


20 posted on 10/19/2012 12:21:09 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: chae; All

Todd Akin. Probably the worst campaign management in recent history.

Lets think of this for a second though: Wouldn’t it be grand if he won ANYWAY? (And it’s looking more and more like he has a shot). I mean we here on FR can all agree with that right (that’d be grand if he wins despite his foot in mouth disease?). At least I’m pretty sure those of us on FR who are truly pro-life surely would be happy.

So if he loses, there will be plenty of blame to go around for sure. But at this point it serves no real conservative cause to bring up “THE Gaffe”, or any mistakes that are in the past. If he wins after all, anyone bashing him now will feel pretty stupid right? If they are also pro-life?

I know that’s why I’m biting my tongue till after the election. And if he wins, for me, it’ll be a forgotten “bump in the road”.


21 posted on 10/19/2012 12:33:18 PM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: Lakeshark; All

Hey...where are all the Pro-Abort PhonyCon Liberals who wanted Akin pushed out? Where? Where?

And people wanted to toss Akin out for a comment...and help Crooked Claire win re-election

Real Conservatives always supported Akin. Real Conservatives correct again


22 posted on 10/19/2012 12:55:55 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Lakeshark

———defection of almost all of the Republican establishment from supporting him-——

For the Missouri Republican establishment, what other choice do they have? Do they stay home and endure the woman 6 more years out of spite?

I can see but not understand the DC establishment shunning Aiken but can in no way see Missouri Republicans actually deserting him once in the voting booth?

Comments from some one who can shed real light?


23 posted on 10/19/2012 1:04:50 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Lakeshark

What say you turd blossom??


24 posted on 10/19/2012 1:23:42 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: FourtySeven

Look, personally I can’t stand the idea of the guy in congress. However I felt the same way about Mccain. I even said I was voting for him hoping the stress would incapacitate him and Palin could take over. So yeah, this will not be the first time I have held my nose and voted Republican.


25 posted on 10/19/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: bert
I can see but not understand the DC establishment shunning Aiken but can in no way see Missouri Republicans actually deserting him once in the voting booth?

Akin is down 8 points today per Rassmussen - amazingly, he's running 11 points behind ROMNEY, meaning 10% of Missouri likely voters intend to vote for Romney but not Akin.

Of course, nobody bothered to post a thread about that poll - you need to ignore the advocacy group push polls.

Akin is hopelessly behind and I think the chance that he costs the Republicans control of the Senate is high. A dead corpse with an R beside his name would beat McCaskill - Akin is doomed, however.

26 posted on 10/19/2012 3:26:50 PM PDT by Strategerist
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To: Strategerist

Can you post that poll with its internals???


27 posted on 10/19/2012 8:36:54 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Carl Vehse

WHY do Dems never take their husband’s name when they marry??? weird.


28 posted on 10/20/2012 1:26:49 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Uncle Chip

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/kevin-mcdermott/mccaskill-maintains—point-lead-over-akin-in-new-rasmussen/article_d166ed02-1a2f-11e2-8db9-001a4bcf6878.html

The Rasmussen poll sampled 500 likely Missouri voters Oct. 17, and has a margin for error of plus or minus 4.5 points.


29 posted on 10/20/2012 1:50:53 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: Ann Archy
WHY do Dems never take their husband’s name when they marry??? weird.

So that when they get caught doing such nefarious things as this they cannot easily be traced to the spouse.

While many in Missouri know McCaskill, very few know the last name of her husband.

30 posted on 10/20/2012 5:41:08 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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