U.S. Senate candidates Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin

September 18, 2012 | 11:36 a.m. CDT
Republican U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, shown at left in an Aug. 24 file photo, is running against incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, shown in a Sept. 7 file photo. Libertarian Jonathan Dine is also running for the seat.

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