McCaskill and Akin largely cordial in final Missouri Senate debate

Friday, October 19, 2012 | 9:44 a.m. CDT; updated 11:18 a.m. CDT, Friday, October 19, 2012

CLAYTON — Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill cast herself as a moderate willing to work with Republicans while GOP challenger Todd Akin repeatedly linked her to the policies of President Barack Obama as they highlighted their differences Thursday night in the final debate of the Missouri Senate race.