Skip to comments.Could Claire McCaskill lose to Todd Akin? You betcha
Posted on 10/19/2012 10:38:00 AM PDT by Lakeshark
Claire McCaskill is so unpopular that shes 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 McCaskills husband cut business deals in Senate Dining Room
Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskills 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 [McCaskills husband Joseph Shepard] entertained these outside investors in the Senate Dining Room, the whistle-blower said. Thats where he closed the deal.
(Excerpt) Read more at legalinsurrection.com ...
Wow! I can hardly wait to see the MSM evening news lead off with that hot story.
You betcha ping!
What is her husband doing in the Senate dining room entertaining his clients???
Need I say it?
PRAY. PRAY very hard. And a few dollars in Aiken’s collection basket will help. Let the RNC know how you feel!
I think this is going to put Akin over the top.
Democrat, stimulus money, influence peddling.
A perfect fit.
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.
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!!)
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?
Go Todd !!!
You nailed it.
Has that audio been used in an Akin TV ad yet??
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.
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.
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”.
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
———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?
What say you turd blossom??
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.
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.
Can you post that poll with its internals???
WHY do Dems never take their husband’s name when they marry??? weird.
The Rasmussen poll sampled 500 likely Missouri voters Oct. 17, and has a margin for error of plus or minus 4.5 points.
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.