Claire McCaskill's savvy ads

In July, the Democratic senator from Missouri helped Todd Akin win the GOP primary. She looks pretty smart now

Published August 20, 2012 5:14PM (EDT)

Last month, Claire McCaskill released three ads subtly supporting Rep. Todd Akin in the Missouri GOP senate primary. Aware of his credentials and extreme views, McCaskill dubbed him as "too conservative" and an Obama-hater, hoping that conservative voters would choose Akin over his two rivals. Her strategy, embodied by the videos below, might pay off thanks to Akin's recent comments regarding "legitimate rape."

By Santiago Wills

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