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From: Rick Tyler <>
Date: Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 4:15 PM
Subject: Re: seeking response
To: Kevin McDermott <>
Claire McCaskill has a current sexual harassment suit filed against
her flagship company Sugar Creek realty. The court date is October
30. So the the Post-Dispatch is going to cover something that
happened quarter century ago over something that is relevant now.
Claire has made the "war on women" the central theme of her campaign.
An active sexual harassment suit seems very relevant. Does Claire
have a responsibility to reveal the full scope of her activities in
how she collects millions of taxpayer dollars for her companies? Does
Claire have a responsibility to reveal the full scope of the
harassment suit against her company? Does Claire have a
responsibility to reveal the full scope of her husbands deal-making in
the dining room of the United States Senate?
Call if you need to.
Also, as far as I know, the $40 million in taxpayer money going to her
companies never made the print edition of the Post-Dispatch. Is that
On Tue, Oct 23, 2012 at 3:52 PM, Kevin McDermott
> Hi guys. We're going up with this soon, wanted to get your response to it.
> Main question: Did Rep. Akin have a responsibility to reveal the full scope
> of his activities and arrests, after the topic was broached last month?
> (The arrest dates are 3/15/85, 3/30/85, 4/7/85 and 5/9/87)
> -- Kevin McDermott >
> ST. LOUIS – Congressman Todd Akin was arrested at least four times in the
> 1980s during anti-abortion protests, not just the single time he has
> publicly acknowledged, the Post-Dispatch has learned.
> Akin's three previously undisclosed arrests, all in 1985, were for criminal
> trespass and resisting arrest at abortion clinic protests in St. Louis and
> Illinois. In one of the events, according to Post-Dispatch coverage at the
> time, Akin had to be carried by police to an elevator because he refused to
> The additional arrests came to light during a new search of the newspaper's
> archives. The arrests were missed in previous searches because the news
> stories had listed Akin by his given first name, William.
> Akin subsequently started going by his middle name, Todd, when he began his
> political career in the state legislature in the late 1980s, and has been
> listed as Todd Akin in media coverage since then.