Rep. Todd Akin won his bid to to take on U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in the Missouri Senate race in November.
Akin, 65, has Tea Party credentials and conservative appeal. He got a push from evangelicals, including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, in the final days of the race on his way to topping businessman John Brunner and State Treasurer Sarah Steelman.
“I don’t know that Missouri voters will ever have more of a contrast,” McCaskill said in an interview with the Associated Press. ”The issue here is not whether you can label him a conservative, but whether or not he is on the fringe — a very extreme candidate. I believe he is.”
McCaskill is considered one of the most vulnerable incumbents in the Senate in 2012.
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