Claire McCaskill

In Missouri, McCaskill Defeats Akin to Win Re-Election

Posted on 11/6/2012 by |Politics | Comments

Bulletin Today | PoliticsDemocratic Senator Claire McCaskill, written off just months ago as a likely loser in her Missouri re-election race, has won a trip back to Washington — and she has 50- to 64-year-old voters, the state’s biggest voter group by age, in part to thank for it. McCaskill, who was dragging in polls early this summer, was expected to lose the seat to a Republican. But when GOP nominee Todd Akin made controversial comments about abortion and rape victims, McCaskill’s numbers began …