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Todd Akin speaks to 102.5 KKDY during the Howell County Republican rally earlier this month. (ORN Photo)

(Jefferson City) – As the election draws near, one of the most closely watched Senate races in the nation draws to a close, as Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill fights for reelection against Republican Representative Todd Akin, who came under fire earlier this year due to comments he made about “legitimate rape” and the female body.

Todd Akin told Ozark Radio News that there is a clear choice this November between Akin, who says he’s for the reduction of government, and McCaskill, whom he calls “Obama’s right arm”:

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McCaskill agrees – she says there is a clear choice this November, but that Todd Akin is “too extreme” for the state of Missouri:

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Akin has retorted, saying that McCaskill doesn’t listen to Missouri voters:

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Meanwhile, McCaskill says that she believes that the Affordable Healthcare Act is an important issue, and that she believes Missourians will back her on the issue:

McCaskill talks with constituents in Texas County in August. (ORN Photo)

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Akin says that, despite the Romney/Ryan ticket wanting to keep parts of the Act, he would work to repeal the whole thing, and instead work on healthcare reform piece by piece:

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McCaskill is the first woman Senator from Missouri elected by the public. She was elected after the 2011 retirement of Kit Bond. Akin is Missouri’s 2nd Congressional District Representative, and has served since 2001.

Also in the race is Jonathan Dine, Libertarian candidate.

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