Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) has remained mostly silent on the topic of abortion during her recent travels through the State of Missouri despite the controversy surrounding her opponent, GOP Rep. Todd Akin.
She has instead mostly contrasted her views with her opponent’s on minimum wage, taxes and federal student loans. “The only guaranteed ticket to the middle class is a college education. I am not aware that there is another guaranteed ticket,” McCaskill said.
Akin is back on the airwaves with campaign ads, and his campaign team says that it will stay that way.
This is even after National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) vowed to spend no money on his Senate race and some Missouri TV stationd stopped running his ads, reportedly because of unpaid bills.
The big question now is whether he be able to raise enough money to keep his ads airing through election day. Akin says there are new contributions coming in and they will be enough to sustain him through the election.
The deadline for Akin to withdraw from the race is Sept. 25.