Rep. Akin announces he will run for McCaskill's Senate seat

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 | 11:41 a.m. CDT

CREVE COEUR — Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is entering the Republican primary to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill next year.

Akin described himself as a "consistent conservative" while announcing his candidacy Tuesday at a news conference in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur.

Akin has represented a U.S. House district in suburban St. Louis for the past 10 years and previously served for a decade in the Missouri House.

He joins former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman as the only Republicans officially in next year's Senate race. St. Louis businessman John Brunner also is considering a Senate campaign.

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Allan Sharrock May 18, 2011 | 3:22 p.m.

Akin is the clear front runner and should be supported.

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