The Corner

Wagner, Akin to Trade Places?

A Missouri GOP consultant e-mails that Ann Wagner, currently the Republican candidate in Todd Akin’s congressional district, may trade places with Akin. “The buzz today is there is a last-ditch effort underway involving a swap with Ann Wagner,” the consultant writes. “Wagner is the nominee for Akin’s old congressional district and has long standing connections with many on the state committee given her deep involvement in the Party on the state and national levels. This allows a woman to replace Akin, which almost all agree is the wisest choice and gives Akin an opportunity to stay in public office by running for re-election.”

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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