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U.S. Senate race

Akin, McCaskill candidates making final appeals for election

State and national candidates from both major parties are engaged in whirlwind tours of Missouri to drum up support in the final day before the election. 

McCaskill, Akin make last-minute appeals to voters

With polls showing a close race between Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin, the two candidates focused on persuading still-wavering voters to join their cause.

Missouri Sen. McCaskill embarking on cross-state tour

After events in St. Louis on Wednesday, Sen. Claire McCaskill was to campaign Thursday in Lebanon, Springfield, Joplin and Kansas City.

McCaskill, Akin and Dine: Where they stand on the issues

The Missourian takes a look at candidates' positions on major issues in Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on education

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., agrees with U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, that educational decisions are best made at local and state levels, but they disagree on what role the federal government should take.  Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine believes the federal government should shift its focus to educating Americans in skilled trades.

 

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on energy

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, both support the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine has not publicly stated any specific policies regarding energy.

 

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on government spending

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., believes in enacting long-term debt reduction; U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, wants to cut federal outlays, cap the debt ceiling and balance the federal budget; and Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine says he would vote "no" on any legislation containing earmarks.

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on agriculture and rural areas

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., supports the Senate's 2012 five-year farm bill, and U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, has said he will work to stop federal regulations that might affect farm operations. Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine has not publicly stated any specific policies regarding farming policies.

 

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on taxes

This article is one of an eight-part series that examines where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, and Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine stand on some of the issues important to Missouri voters.

McCaskill, Akin and Dine on jobs and the economy

This article is one of an eight-part series that examines where U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-St. Louis, and Libertarian candidate Jonathan Dine stand on some of the issues important to Missouri voters.

 

Akin remarks remain in spotlight in Senate bid

Since first uttering the regrettable comments about "legitimate rape," Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has been his own most formidable foe.

McCaskill cancels campaigning to be with ill mom

Sen. Claire McCaskill's 84-year-old mother, Betty Anne McCaskill, was in an intensive care unit of a St. Louis hospital Tuesday after "becoming critically ill."

Akin repeatedly arrested at 1985 abortion protests

Senate candidate Todd Akin has repeatedly declined to discuss additional details of the arrests. The records are private because he was never convicted.

McCaskill and Akin largely cordial in final Missouri Senate debate

Sen. Claire McCaskill asserted Todd Akin has an "extreme record" on women's issues, education, Medicare and Social Security. Akin stressed that McCaskill was one of Obama's earliest supporters in his 2008 campaign and backed his health care and stimulus proposals.

McCaskill, Akin meeting in second Senate debate Thursday

Thursday night's debate will be held in a high school auditorium in Clayton.

Akin getting campaign help from the Duggar family

Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's campaign said the family of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar will be appearing at several of his campaign events this week.

UPDATE: McCaskill launches ads against Akin featuring raped women

The ads refer to Todd Akin's August remarks about women having a biological defense against pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape."

McCaskill and Akin on education: Dollars and sense of the candidates’ contrasting policies

MU data show increasing student use of federal grants and loans.

Akin tops $1M in online donations for Senate race

Todd Akin acknowledges that he is being outspent substantially by McCaskill on TV ads across Missouri.

Akin failed to report state pension

Todd Akin described the lack of information about his pension payments as a mistake that only recently came to his attention.

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