Worst political ad of 2012: Todd Akin

Akin's campaign provided us with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to bad ads, but his apology ad took the cake.

  • Aaron Blake, Chris Cillizza and Sean Sullivan
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  • Nov 15, 2012

The Republican Party’s candidate problem (in two charts)

Candidates often get too much credit when they win and too much blame when they lose. But in this case, some blame is warranted.

Democrat Claire McCaskill defeats Republican Todd Akin in Missouri Senate race

The embattled Republican proved to be no match for the Democratic incumbent.

The devastatingly bad candidacy of Todd Akin — and how it could cost Republicans the Senate

How Todd Akin may cost Republicans the Senate majority.

  • Chris Cillizza and Aaron Blake
  • ·
  • Sep 28, 2012

National Republicans re-open door to spending money on Akin

Now that Todd Akin is definitely going to be on the ballot, the national GOP suggests it might spend money on him.

Jim DeMint endorses Todd Akin, setting up unlikely alliance

A key endorsement for Todd Akin's uphill Senate fight also creates an odd alliance between a staunch earmark opponent and a (very) recent convert.

GOP gives up on trying to push Akin out

With the deadline looming on Friday, Republicans have given up hope of getting their controversial nominee to drop out.

The Fix’s Senate race ratings map is here!

Our brand spanking new interactive Senate race ratings map is here!

Todd Akin had the ‘Worst Week in Washington’

Surprise, surprise.

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