NRSC Comes Crawling Back With Funding for Ads in Todd Akin’s Senate Race

By: Thursday November 1, 2012 9:15 am

Even as the National Republican Senatorial Committee – the campaign arm of Republicans in the Senate – swore up and down they would never return to help Todd Akin in his Missouri Senate race, most observers thought that, when things got tight, they would give in. And sure enough, that’s what’s happening, as they are [...]

Akin: McCaskill Not “Ladylike” in Debate

By: Thursday September 27, 2012 12:18 pm

As the Republican establishment returns to the fold in the Missouri Senate race, it’s worth reminding everyone that one of the major problems with Todd Akin is the simple fact that he’s Todd Akin. It’s not like the “legitimate rape” comments sprung out of the blue; they exist on a continuum of other extremist comments. [...]

Republican Establishment Crawling Back to Todd Akin

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:13 pm

Here comes the calvary. I mentioned this morning that Todd Akin passed the deadline to take his name off the ballot in the Missouri Senate race. Claire McCaskill’s campaign immediately responded with a hard-hitting ad bringing up the “legitimate rape” comments, which they had held off from using previously, before Akin’s place on the ballot [...]

MO-Sen: Akin Officially on the Ballot; McCaskill Immediately References Legitimate Rape Comments in New Ad

By: Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:55 am

Yesterday was the final day that Todd Akin could take himself off the Missouri Senate ballot. But I think the national Republicans who desperately wanted this to happen gave up on the idea long ago. Clearly Akin marches to his own beat, and wouldn’t be swayed even by the cutoff of funds. Some conservative movement [...]

MO-Sen: McCaskill Avoids Antagonizing Akin Until After Ballot Deadline

By: Monday September 10, 2012 11:44 am

There are two weeks left before it becomes impossible for Todd Akin to take his name off the ballot in the Missouri Senate race. To be sure, we’ve seen no signs of him moving toward that in any way, though GOP insiders like Karl Rove have floated a bunch of potential replacements, and fellow politicians [...]

MO-Sen: Todd Akin Plans Press Conference for Later Today

By: Friday August 24, 2012 12:55 pm

Care for a Friday afternoon news dump? Todd Akin, the Missouri Senate candidate whose comments about abortion, pregnancy and rape dominated the week, will hold a press conference today at 4:15pm CT in St. Louis County. I’m not sure why this would be held if it weren’t an update to the status of his Senate [...]

Akin Intimates That Women Fake Rape to Get Abortions

By: Wednesday August 22, 2012 8:15 am

Peterr noted some of the developments in the Todd Akin story. The deadline for easily withdrawing from the Missouri Senate race has come and gone, and Akin remains “in it to win it,” defying even a call by the presumptive Vice-Presidential nominee (and a friend from the House Budget Committee, as well as a partner [...]

Romney, Hologram Ronald Reagan, First-Term Tax Assessor from Hannibal Call on Todd Akin to Leave MO-Sen Race

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 2:31 pm

My point being that virtually the entire Republican side of the ledger has now demanded that Rep. Akin drop out of the Senate race, for nakedly political reasons. Mitt Romney has just recently joined the fray. But it doesn’t look like any of this will matter, at least not today. Akin has until 5:00 Central [...]

With Akin Staying In, NRSC Says They’ll Withhold Funds

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 11:12 am

Just to carry over from the last post, Todd Akin will stay in his Senate race in Missouri, saying that he’s received “tremendous grassroots support” over the last 48 hours. That will have to suffice for the time being, however. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, which has been leading efforts to force Akin out, said [...]

Akin, Staying in MO-Sen Race, Appeals to Missourians for Forgiveness in New TV Ad

By: Tuesday August 21, 2012 6:14 am

When you put out an ad that has to state clearly, up front, that “rape is an evil act,” I’d say that should be the end of your political career, but in this case, Todd Akin is clearly making a play for hanging in there in Missouri, with just hours before he needs to make [...]

Akin Possibly Dropping Out After Horrible Alibi on Rape Pregnancy Comments

By: Monday August 20, 2012 11:49 am

Rumors are rampant that Todd Akin will withdraw from the US Senate race in Missouri, but that has not been confirmed at this point. All we know is that he dug himself a larger hole with his appearance on Mike Huckabee’s radio show: “We all make mistakes,” Akin said, disowning his previous comments that victims [...]

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