Rick Santorum and Jim DeMint Endorse Todd Akin

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Rick Santorum (Photo: Getty)

Many in the Republican Party encouraged Missouri Congressman Todd Akin to drop his bid for the state’s Senate seat following a firestorm over comments he made about “legitimate rape,” pregnancy and abortion in August, but at least two major GOP figures are still standing by Mr. Akin. This morning, former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint issued a joint statement announcing their support for Mr. Akin’s bid to unseat Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.

“We support Todd Akin and hope freedom-loving Americans in Missouri and around the country will join us so we can save our country from fiscal collapse,” the statement said. Continue reading “Rick Santorum and Jim DeMint Endorse Todd Akin”

Todd Akin’s Team Mocks McCaskill for Not Beating Them Badly Enough in New Poll

 Todd Akins Team Mocks McCaskill for Not Beating Them Badly Enough in New Poll
Todd Akin (Photo: Facebook)

Embattled Congressman Todd Akin’s campaign manager (and son) Perry Akin released a statement saying a new Rasmussen Reports poll showing that the elder Mr. Akin went from leading the Missouri Senate race to running 10 points behind his rival, incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill after his controversial comments on “legitimate rape” is actually bad news for Ms. McCaskill. The younger Mr. Akin’s rationale for this interpretation of the poll numbers is that Ms. McCaskill should be beating Mr. Akin by a lot more than 48 percent to 38 percent in the aftermath of his rape-remark firestorm.

“The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48% after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is. If she can’t break fifty percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down,” the Akin campaign’s statement said.  Continue reading “Todd Akin’s Team Mocks McCaskill for Not Beating Them Badly Enough in New Poll”

Todd Akin Says ‘Donations Are Pouring In’ After ‘Legitimate Rape’ Flap

 Todd Akin Says Donations Are Pouring In After Legitimate Rape Flap
Todd Akin (Photo: Facebook)

For embattled Missouri congressman and Senate candidate Todd Akin, the reverse of the old rap song is apparently true and more problems = more money. According to Mr. Akin’s website he has raised over $10,000 from supporters after declaring his intention to stay in the Senate race in the wake of a massive controversy over comments he made on “legitimate rape,” pregnancy and abortion.

“Donations are pouring in. Thank you for standing up against the liberal elite,” Mr. Akin wrote on Twitter last night. Continue reading “Todd Akin Says ‘Donations Are Pouring In’ After ‘Legitimate Rape’ Flap”

Todd Akin Issues (Misspelled) Cry For Help

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Todd Akin, obstetrics expert. (Photo: YouTube)

Congressman Todd Akin would like his supporters to tell his opponent that they still back his quest for a Senate seat in Missouri in spite of the massive controversy over his recent statements on “legitimate rape,” pregnancy and abortion. The only problem is, Mr. Akin had a little trouble properly spelling the petition he posted online asking for help against his opponent, incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.

“Tell McCaskill That Your Standing With Todd Akin!” declared the misspelled headline on the web page for the petition Mr. Akin launched this afternoon.  Continue reading “Todd Akin Issues (Misspelled) Cry For Help”

Poll Shows ‘Legitimate Rape’ Flap Might Not Have Sunk Todd Akin’s Senate Chances

 Poll Shows Legitimate Rape Flap Might Not Have Sunk Todd Akins Senate Chances
Todd Akin (Photo: Facebook)

A new poll might explain why Congressman Todd Akin isn’t heeding the wishes of Republican Party leaders and dropping out of the Missouri Senate race following the firestorm over his comments on “legitimate rape.” According to the latest numbers from Public Policy Polling, Mr. Akin still maintains the same slim one percent lead over his opponent, incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill,” that he enjoyed prior to the controversy over his suggestion rape doesn’t lead to pregnancy because “the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” Continue reading “Poll Shows ‘Legitimate Rape’ Flap Might Not Have Sunk Todd Akin’s Senate Chances”

Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘We Can’t Let Akin Win’

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Kirsten Gillibrand (Photo: Wikimedia)

Though it has been less than two hours since Missouri Congressman Todd Akin took to the airwaves and vowed to keep his senate campaign going, he is now reportedly ending that bid following the flap over a statement he made that women can’t get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” However, the rumors of Mr. Akin’s impending political demise didn’t stop New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand from sending her supporters and email asking them to donate to Mr. Akin’s Democratic opponent, Claire McCaskill.

“In all my years of public service, I’ve heard a lot of shocking remarks on the campaign trail. But yesterday’s appalling comment by Tea Party senatorial candidate Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri took things to a whole new level,” Ms. Gillibrand wrote. “This from someone who’s tied with Senator Claire McCaskill in the polls, from someone who could tip the balance of power in the Republicans’ favor. We can’t let Akin win. We need to help Claire, who’s been a strong progressive voice in the Senate on behalf of women’s rights. Give to Claire McCaskill’s campaign today and help make sure Akin and his abhorrent views don’t reach the Senate.” Continue reading “Kirsten Gillibrand: ‘We Can’t Let Akin Win’”

Todd Akin Says He’s No ‘Quitter,’ Won’t Leave Senate Race Over Rape Remark Outrage

 Todd Akin Says Hes No Quitter, Wont Leave Senate Race Over Rape Remark Outrage
Todd Akin (Photo: Facebook)

Missouri Congressman and Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin appeared on Mike Huckabee’s radio show this afternoon, his first media appearance since a TV interview where he said women cannot get pregnant from “legitimate rape.” Mr. Akin, whose voice seemed to waver at times, admitted he made “a couple of serious mistakes” with his comments, but he vowed to stay in his Senate race.

“I’ve really made a couple of serious mistakes here that were wrong and I need to apologize for those….Rape is never legitimate, it’s an evil act,” Mr. Akin said. “What I said was ill-conceived, and it was wrong and, for that, I apologize….I’ve even known some women who have been raped and I know that is a terrible, terrible thing….I also know that people do become pregnant from rape. I didn’t mean to imply that that wasn’t the case.” Continue reading “Todd Akin Says He’s No ‘Quitter,’ Won’t Leave Senate Race Over Rape Remark Outrage”