Sen. Claire McCaskill’s (D-Mo.) campaign has unleashed a series of brutal new TV ads hitting Rep. Todd Akin (R) squarely where it hurts the most: the issue of rape.
Each spot features a woman who says she has survived a sexual assault. Two of the woman also identify as being “pro-life” on the issue of abortion.
A few days before Christmas, the wives of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and ex-Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are all featured in their husband’s political ads.
All three Republican candidates have something to gain from highlighting their spouses just two weeks shy of the first-in-the-nation Iowa voting on Jan. 3.