Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Akin to run for U.S. Senate

As expected, Missouri Congressman Todd Akin announced Tuesday that he will challenge Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in 2012.

Akin, who has represented the 2nd Congressional District in suburban St. Louis for the past 10 years, says that he has the exact opposite record as McCaskill.

“And we give people a clear choice. It is a choice of two futures for America, and I believe that the people in Missouri will choose the choice of limited government, living within our means, developing American energy, and of course, freedom,” Akin said.

Akin joins former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman to officially announce their candidacy for the 2012 Senate race.

St. Louis businessman John Brunner has said he also is considering a Senate campaign.

Julie Bierach, St. Louis Public Radio


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