UPDATE: Akin, McCaskill both courting Republicans in Missouri

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | 8:17 p.m. CDT; updated 8:28 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, September 26, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — His spot on the ballot now guaranteed, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin began rebuilding support Wednesday among fellow Republicans who shunned him after a remark about "legitimate rape," while Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill honed an election strategy that will use Akin's own words to portray him as an extremist.