Todd Akin en Senator Paul Running Pro-Akin Ad in Missouri Senate Race <p>Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is coming to the aid of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin with a new advertising campaign. Paul's political action committee plans to begin running an ad Wednesday against Democratic Sen. McCaskill. The one-minute ad criticizes McCaskill's vote against a Paul amendment last month that would have blocked foreign aid to Egypt, Libya and Pakistan. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 18:10:22 +0000 Associated Press 20780 at Despite Akin Controversy, McConnell Still Says GOP Chances at Senate Majority Are "50-50" <p>A recent controversy over a Missouri Senate candidate’s comments on rape has not diminished U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell’s outlook for November. McConnell is hoping to become majority leader next year. Depending on who wins the presidency, he needs either three of four GOP Senate victories this fall to do so. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:30:54 +0000 17981 at McConnell Wants Akin to Quit Missouri Senate Race <p>The highest ranking Republican in the U.S. Senate is calling on his party's candidate to abandon his Missouri campaign. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell joins a growing number of Republicans who regard Rep. Todd Akin's chances to win the race seriously diminished following recent comments on abortion. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:37:35 +0000 Kevin Willis 17804 at