A victory for Republican Todd Akin in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill on Tuesday would amount to a Halloween hangover. Akin’s “legitimate rape” remarks sent even the GOP establishment scurrying off in horror.
Besides showing a profound disregard for women and science, the congressman has opposed funds for school lunches, federally backed student loans and emergency spending for disaster relief. He was a fringe voter in the U.S. House and would be even more embarrassing in the Senate. Missouri doesn’t need a senator masquerading as a dinosaur — or the other way around.
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