The Akin effect

Running for reelection, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) raised $5.8 million in the third quarter of 2012. In the previous quarter, she raised $2.6 million.

That haul puts even more pressure on challenger Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to post a big number. 

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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Rachel Weiner · October 3, 2012