Missouri's Republican senatorial candidate Todd Akin compared opponent Claire McCaskill (D-Miss.) to a dog Saturday.
Appearing at a fundraiser in Springfield, Akin said, "She goes to Washington, D.C., and it’s a little bit like, you know, one of those dogs, you know - ‘fetch.’”
“She goes to Washington, D.C.," Akin continued, "and gets all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies, and she brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri.”
"It seems to me that she's got it just backwards," Akin added. "What we should be doing is taking the common sense that we see in Missouri and taking that to Washington, D.C., and blessing them with some solutions instead of more problems."
Akin was ahead of McCaskill in the polls and looked like almost a sure thing to unseat her in August before making some highly-controversial comments about rape and abortion.
The Real Clear Politics average currently has McCaskill up by five points.
(HT Huffington Post)