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Stuart Rothenberg | Luckiest candidate of 2012: Claire McCaskill





There are a handful of obvious candidates. Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill had no chance of winning a second term — until Republican challenger Rep. Todd Akin popularized the term “legitimate rape.” Akin could have spent the entire general election in Finland and beaten McCaskill, and even after his self-inflicted injury, he could have resurrected GOP chances of winning the seat by dropping out. McCaskill is lucky he didn’t.

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  • Joy Daniels Brower

    How TRUE!  But wudda, shudda, cudda don’t cut it now – now we need to regroup and get more reliable COMMONSENSE CONSERVATIVES to run and WIN!!  BTW, Sarah Steelman was by far the better candidate against Akin in the Primary, but he had more name familliarity & Party backing, plus she (Steelman) came for Palin’s endorsement too late in the game…

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