(From the Todd Akin campaign)
Claire McCaskill claims to be a moderate, but an examination of the facts shows that this isn't the case. A review of a variety of sources shows that Claire McCaskill is a liberal's liberal.
According to the liberal organization, Americans for Democratic Action, Claire McCaskill is more liberal than John Kerry and Harry Reid. McCaskill received a 90% liberal rating, while John Kerry received an 85% liberal rating and Harry Reid only received a 75% liberal rating. McCaskill tied Diane Feinstein who received a 90% liberal rating as well. Amazingly, Claire McCaskill is rated as more liberal than both of Hawaii's senators who represent one of the most liberal states in the country.
According to the conservative organization, Heritage Action, Claire McCaskill is more liberal than Emanuel Cleaver and just as liberal as Russ Carnahan here in Missouri. Even more amazing, Claire McCaskill is rated as more liberal than Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
"Claire McCaskill may talk like a moderate, but she votes like the liberal she really is," said Rick Tyler, senior advisor to the campaign. "McCaskill's voting record would be a better fit in Massachusetts, California or Hawaii. Missourians have heard McCaskill talk, but they have also seen how she votes, and they recognize that her words are empty. Claire McCaskill was the deciding vote for Obamacare, she voted for the stimulus and has voted for $6.9 trillion in new debt in six years. It's not possible to get much more liberal than she is. Once again, you simply can't trust the words coming out of Claire McCaskill's mouth--you have to look at her votes."