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U.S. Elections 2012: Senator Claire McCaskill (D) Defeats Todd Akin (R) to Win Re-Election as Missouri Senator

The Senate incumbent Claire McCaskill (D) defeated Republican challenger Todd Akin to win re-election as Senator for Missouri. Todd Akin drew controversy to his campaign with his comments regarding ‘legitimate rape’ and ‘shut-off mechanisms’ while discussing a woman’s right to an abortion. These comments were not only offensive to many women but also demonstrated a […]

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U.S. Elections 2012: Elizabeth Warren Defeats Incumbent Massachusetts Senator Scott Brown

Democrat Elizabeth Warren unseated incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown to become Massachusetts’ ¬†first female senator in the state’s history. Elizabeth Warren ran as a champion of the people and cited her extensive work with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau throughout the campaign. Scott Brown filled the senate seat left vacant by Ted Kennedy, who died […]

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