“She goes to Washington, D.C., and it’s a little bit like, you know, one of those dog [games], ‘fetch,”’ Mr. Akin said.
“She goes to Washington, D.C., 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,” Mr. Akin added. “And it seems to me that she’s got it just backwards. 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.”
Mrs. McCaskill, at a rally of supporters in Festus, Mo., didn’t address the dog comment but said her campaign strategy for the final two weeks before the election is to “just keep Todd Akin talking.” Afterward, she told reporters the comment was “unfortunate.”
Former candidate charged with child sex abuse
DOVER — A Republican who recently dropped out of a state Senate race for personal reasons was indicted Monday on charges of child sexual abuse.
A Sussex County grand jury returned an indictment charging Eric Bodenweiser, 53, of Georgetown with 39 counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and 74 counts of unlawful sexual contact.
Mr. Bodenweiser turned himself in to state police, was arraigned and was being held at the Sussex Correctional Institution on $250,000 secured bail, according to the state attorney general’s office.
State police began investigating Mr. Bodenweiser several weeks ago after receiving information that he had sexually abused a child. Prosecutors allege that he committed the crimes from October 1987 to August 1990. The child’s age and sex were not immediately available.
Mr. Bodenweiser notified state Republican Party Chairman John Sigler on Oct. 12 that he was suspending his campaign for 19th District Senate seat. Mr. Bodenweiser formally dropped out of the race last week.
The Sussex County Republican Committee subsequently threw its support behind write-in candidate Brian Pettyjohn, Georgetown’s former mayor and a former councilman.
Mr. Bodenweiser was a tea party-backed candidate whose supporters included former U.S. Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell. He upset incumbent Sen. Joseph W. Booth in the Republican primary.
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