It may be too little, too late for Rep. Todd Akin.
The Republican candidate for Senate from Missouri is seeing an influx of money in the closing days of his campaign. Still, it would come as a surprise to seasoned observers in the state if Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill went down to defeat.
"Everything I know about politics screams that Claire McCaskill will be re-elected to the U.S. Senate Tuesday," wrote Steve Kraske, a columnist with The Kansas City Star
McCaskill has vastly outspent Akin, portraying herself as a centrist and him as out of touch. But with control of the Senate potentially on the line, Akin is getting some late help. Now or Never, a superPAC that had backed one of Akin's opponents in the GOP primary, announced a $1 million ad buy on Thursday.
An additional $700,000 has come into state party coffers in support of Akin, with Democrats charging the funds are coming from the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The NRSC, along with many other national Republicans, had distanced themselves from Akin's candidacy following his remarks in an August interview that in cases of "legitimate rape," the woman's body would avoid becoming pregnant.
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