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”

Morning Read: FBI on Naomi; Paid Sick Day Worries; Todd Akin’s Path

The state plans to appeal the MTA tax ruling where it was ruled unconstitutional.

Not content with the ruling, Greg Ball wants a retroactive refund.

Lil’ Wayne’s spokesman had no comment on Malcolm Smith’s activities.

Now the FBI is investigating Naomi Rivera.

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Roundup: When Congressman Yoder Disrobed

David Sirota would like reporters to “stop sucking up to Bloomberg.”

A judge ruled the MTA payroll tax unconstitutional.

HTC’s latest round of endorsements, all in the State Assembly: A Republican ally of Marty Golden, a candidate supported by Queens County and another one opposed by the same organization.

The state teacher’s union isn’t endorsing Republicans senators in tight races.

Here are the candidates who petitioned to be on independent lines this November.

Governor Cuomo said this Democratic National Convention is different from conventions past, where he was a more vigorous attendee.

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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”

We’re Going To Have Todd Akin to Kick Around a While Longer

 Were Going To Have Todd Akin to Kick Around a While Longer
Todd Akin (Photo: Facebook)

Embattled congressman Todd Akin won’t be withdrawing from Missouri’s Senate race despite calls from leaders within his party for him to step aside and make room for another candidate after his comments about “legitimate rape” and abortion caused a massive controversy. Mr. Akin made his intention to stick with his Senate bid clear on a pair of radio interviews this afternoon where he admitted that he “misspoke one word,” but also accused his detractors of having “an overreaction.” Continue reading “We’re Going To Have Todd Akin to Kick Around a While Longer”