A recent Real Clear Politics projection predicts that the Republicans will have a net gain of four Senate seats, creating a 51-49 advantage for Republicans in the next congressional session. RCP’s compilation of polls also indicates that Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Missouri) will hold on to her seat. Republican challenger Todd Akin was been expected to win before the misstep in which he used the term “legitimate rape.” He has fervently apologized about that remark.
Tom Pauken served on Ronald Reagan’s White House staff and later became chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. He points out that Akin has had a solid record as both a social and economic conservative, so he is disappointed that members of Akin’s own party continue to throw him under the bus (see earlier story).
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