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    McCaskill: Bachmann’s a Hippie Compared With Akin

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    As the fight for Missouri’s seat in the U.S. Senate rages on, opponents Claire McCaskill and Todd Akin continue to throw insults at one another. On Thursday, Akin slammed McCaskill for being too aggressive in their debate, saying she was more “ladylike” when she ran for Senate in 2006. On Friday, McCaskill took to MSNBC’s Morning Joe to deride her opponent for his extreme conservativism. “If you look at some of the things that Todd Akin has said over the years, I mean, he’s said things like in the heart of liberalism is a hatred of God,” McCaskill said. “I mean this is somebody who kind of makes Michele Bachmann look like a hippie.”

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