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House of Claire

August 14, 2015

I’m not surprised that this happened. All’s fair in love & war, after all.

But I am a little shocked to see Senator McCaskill writing about her scheming – just calling a spade a spade – in Politico.

How I Helped Todd Akin Win — So I Could Beat Him Later
By SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL August 11, 2015

It was August 7, 2012, and I was standing in my hotel room in Kansas City about to shotgun a beer for the first time in my life. I had just made the biggest gamble of my political career—a $1.7 million gamble—and it had paid off. Running for reelection to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat from Missouri, I had successfully manipulated the Republican primary so that in the general election I would face the candidate I was most likely to beat. And this is how I had promised my daughters we would celebrate.

But first let me go back to the beginning. […]

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