Sen.Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) has canceled her campaign schedule for the week to be with her critically ill 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, who was in a St. Louis Hospital Intensive care unit.
According to McCaskill campaign spokeswoman Caitlin Legacki the senator has canceled campaign stops in Mount Vernon, Butler and Clinton and all other stops through the rest of the week.
If the Republicans are going to win control of the Senate, they need Missouri.”
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, at a campaign event Monday for Rep. Todd Akin’s (R) Senate campaign.
More than a month after his controversial remarks about rape and abortion, Akin’s campaign is trying to get back on track in its bid to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D).
Akin has already raised nearly $600,000 through small donor contributions and has received the endorsement of the Missouri Farmer’s Bureau since the Republican National Committee dropped their support for him.
Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin’s first question in the first debate of the general election on Friday was regarding his statements last month about legitimate rape.
“I’ve answered this question repeatedly, but I don’t believe that this election overall is about talk,” Akin said, before changing the subject to the economy.
Akin attempted to expose his opponent, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) as less than the moderate she claims to be, pointing out that she votes with President Obama 90 percent of the time, as well as someone who contributes to government over-spending.
Akin also said that the Affordable Care Act should be repealed because seniors should have a choice in medicare, rather than a one-size-fits-all fix.
Sen. McCaskill responded saying that his comments were symptomatic of his “extreme“ beliefs, such as abolishing the minimum wage and doing away with school lunch programs or cutting Medicare.
“I promise to keep the Republicans out of your bedroom and the Democrats out of your wallets,” was Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine’s most memorable line from the debate.