Just between you and me – Akin was my favorite to win, but I didn’t have a problem with any of the front runners. Any one of them could have easily beaten McCaskill.
The News Leader reports:
U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, who touted himself as the most conservative congressman in Missouri, won a hard-fought Republican primary Tuesday for the right to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill in a contest that could be pivotal for party control of the chamber.
Akin topped suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner and former state Treasurer Sarah Steelman in a primary in which all three leading candidates tried to appeal to conservative voters and tea party activists. McCaskill, who bills herself as a political moderate, was unopposed in the Democratic primary.
Their matchup in the general election will be one of several pivotal races nationwide as Republicans seek seek the four additional seats necessary to take control of the Senate away from Democrats.
Here’s the tail end of Akin’s victory speech at his election party in St. Charles, Tuesday night.
The full speech: