Tuesday night was a big night for Republicans and conservatives who want to unseat Claire McCaskill in the November General election. Todd Akin, won the nomination of the Republican party, handily, over his challengers, John Brunner and Sarah Steelman.
Previous polling, before the election had the candidates very tightly rated, with Brunner in a slight lead in most polls. Akin began to surge just days before the election and advanced his next leading challenger, John Brunner, by 6%.
The congressman addressed a packed house at the end of a very long election day, Tuesday evening, at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles County. He thanked the voters, his family, volunteers, staff and Governor, Mike Huckabee, who endorsed him and his campaign.
“I also want to thank Governor Mike Huckabee, who was with us from the start. He stayed by our side, and lifted us up in prayer and tonight he is celebrating with us in victory. Governor Huckabee, I thank you, my families thank you, all of our campaign team is thanking you for your devotion also in trying to save America.”
He also stated the choice in November would be a clear choice to voters who want to restore “the America we love.”
“Let me tell you exactly what this race is about with Senator Claire McCaskill. This campaign is about reclaiming our Godly values, rebuilding the America dream and restoring the America that we love, and this is our call, this is our vision and this will be our message to the hard working people to the state of Missouri. The choice is clear in November, the big spending, the budget busting, the job killing liberal or the less spending, balanced budget and job creating conservative. It’s a clear choice, one or the other.”
The Missouri Senatorial race is being watched across the country and is likely to be considered a bell-weather race in the November contests.