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Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:52 AM

Is Claire McCaskill helping Todd Akin in the GOP primary? (Post-dispatch)

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/is-claire-mccaskill-helping-todd-akin-in-the-gop-primary/article_5b4c2bcc-85d0-5893-820e-ebad045fe159.html

"ST. LOUIS A television ad shows U.S. Rep. Todd Akin sitting in front of an American flag, talking with constituents and generally looking serious, as a narrator declares him "Missouri's true conservative."

Akin is "the most conservative congressman in Missouri," says the recent spot. He's "a crusader against bigger government" and has a "pro-family agenda."

The commercial sounds as if it came from the Akin campaign. But it didn't. And it isn't from any of his conservative supporters, either.

In fact, it was paid for by Sen. Claire McCaskill the incumbent Democrat and the ultimate opponent of whoever wins the Republican primary.

Is McCaskill meddling in the GOP primary to help Akin?"

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Reply Is Claire McCaskill helping Todd Akin in the GOP primary? (Post-dispatch) (Original post)
pstokely Aug 2012 OP
Yeah Its Spin Aug 2012 #1
DCKit Aug 2012 #2
joeybee12 Aug 2012 #3
pstokely Aug 2012 #5
waitforoneminute Aug 2012 #6
B Calm Aug 2012 #4

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 01:58 AM

1. Isn't that what bluedogs do? n/t

 

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:19 AM

2. Sounds more like she sat him in front of a flag and let him yak, yak, yak.

 

That could hurt far more than it helps.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 05:56 AM

3. Sounds like a stupid article making something out of nothing...

Not a fan of Claire, but this is a ridiculous accusation.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 07:09 AM

5. I didn't write the article

just something of interest

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Mon Aug 20, 2012, 12:30 AM

6. no

What do you mean 'ridiculous'?

It's accurate. She paid for ad spots promoting Akin.

"The commercial sounds as if it came from the Akin campaign. But it didn't. And it isn't from any of his conservative supporters, either.

In fact, it was paid for by Sen. Claire McCaskill the incumbent Democrat and the ultimate opponent of whoever wins the Republican primary."

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Aug 1, 2012, 06:03 AM

4. I have my doubts. .

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