KANSAS CITY, Mo., Oct 8 (Reuters) - Todd Akin, the Republican candidate in Missouri’s closely watched U.S. Senate race, said on Monday his campaign has raised $1 million in online donations.

Akin made the announcement and thanked donors on Twitter.

A six-term congressman from St. Louis, Akin is trying to unseat Democrat Claire McCaskill in what could be a pivotal race for control of the U.S. Senate.

This is very, very scary.