A day after Missouri Republicans
nominated U.S. Rep. Todd Akin to challenge her in November, Sen. McCaskill --
one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for reelection in the country --
launched a website to to denounce Akin as too "extreme" or
The website -- TruthAboutAkin.com -- features videos of Akin touting his support of Medicare vouchers, ending federal involvement in student loans, and his opposition to the minimum wage.
"What voters want right now is for candidates to be honest about where they stand, so we're letting Todd Akin speak for himself," said Erik Dorey, a spokesman for the McCaskill campaign.
Akin secured a strong victory among
Republicans Tuesday night, besting John Brunner and Sarah Steelman by six
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Sen. McCaskill hit the campaign
trail Wednesday with a stop at Standard Sheet Metal in
After nearly a month of on-air
silence during the primary, the Republican super-PAC Crossroads
The 30-second spot accuses McCaskill of supporting tax increases, attempting to tie her to manufacturing job loss in the state.
"Who really creates jobs? small-business or big government," the ad asks. "Claire McCaskill sides with government."
The new ad, backed by a $874,000 buy, will run for a week statewide.