Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin (MO) on Saturday accused of his opponent, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, of creating big government policies and fetching them back to Missouri "like a dog."


"She goes to Washington, D.C., it’s a little bit like one of those dogs, 'fetch,'" Akin said at a fundraiser, according to audio obtained by PolicMo. "She goes to Washington, D.C., and gets all of these taxes and red tape and bureaucracy and executive orders and agencies, and brings all of this stuff and dumps it on us in Missouri."

"It seems to me that she’s got it just backwards. What we should be doing is taking the common sense we see in Missouri and taking that to Washington, D.C., and blessing them with more solutions instead of more problems."

Earlier this year, the Republican congressman offended female voters by asserting that women could not get pregnant by "legitimate rape." He later compounded problems by insisting that McCaskill had not appeared “ladylike” during their latest debate.

“I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent,” Akin explained, according to the Kansas City Star. “She had a confidence and was much more ladylike [in 2006], but in the debate on Friday, she came out swinging, and I think that’s because she feels threatened."

Listen to this audio from PolicMo, recorded Oct. 20, 2012.

(h/t: Think Progress)