Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill wrap up a memorable campaign season

8:14 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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By Alex Fees

St. Louis (KSDK) - Sen. Claire McCaskill and Congressman Todd Akin put the finishing touches on a memorable campaign season on Election Day eve Monday.

McCaskill made stops at local branches of the Missouri Democratic Party's coordinated campaign offices around the state in Columbia, Springfield, and Kansas City. McCaskill's staffers say her campaign has culminated in an effort that made more than 5.7 million telephone calls, and knocked on 1.2 million doors.

Akin made stops in the eastern Missouri counties of St. Charles, St. Louis, and Jefferson. He visited the Florissant offices of Robyn Hamlin, who is running for Congress against Lacy Clay in Missouri's first district.

There Akin held children and posed for photos among supporters.

Akin was asked about a Survey USA poll, commissioned in part by KSDK, which has him losing the election 51 percent to 36 percent.

"Yeah the polls have been going back and forth, and back and forth," said Akin. "I remember one poll it said I was going to get 17 percent in the primary. We got 36 [percent], and people considered it a complete upset victory. I don't put a whole lot of faith in the polls, I really don't."

"You know this has been a roller coaster ride in many ways, this campaign, on a professional and a personal level. But I feel good about the effort we made. I'm very proud of this campaign, how it's been run; the way we have focused on the views of Congressman Akin," said McCaskill.

McCaskill plans to conclude this election season at a 6:45 p.m. rally at Machinists Hall Auditorium in Bridgeton. Her campaign people said McCaskill would be joined by legendary entertainer Chuck Berry, and promoter Don King.

Akin staffers said he'd spend Monday night with family, supporters, and volunteers.

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