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DeMintís Senate Conservatives Fund considers supporting Akin
The Daily Caller ^ | September 25, 2012 | Alexis Levinson

Posted on 09/26/2012 6:25:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Most national Republican groups have turned their back on Missouri Senate hopeful Todd Akin, but with the final deadline for the congressman to withdraw from the race about to pass, one conservative group is considering backing him.

Reuters reported that the Senate Conservatives Fund, the Jim DeMint-backed political action committee, polled supporters on whether or not the group ought to back Akin.

“I’m writing to get your opinion on whether the Senate Conservatives Fund should support Congressman Todd Akin now that he is officially the Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Missouri and is polling within single digits of his Democratic opponent,” begins the email, signed by Matt Hoskins, executive director of the fund, according to a copy obtained by The Daily Caller.

>snip<

“Akin is 100% pro-life and made a mistake in how he explained and defended his position. He quickly apologized,” the email says, and goes on to explain that as a result, many outside groups withdrew their support for him, which also “discouraged donors.”

The Fund’s interest in the race coincides with Tuesday’s final deadline for Akin to drop out of the race. Akin held a press conference several hours before the 5 p.m. deadline to reiterate that he would still be in the race come 5:01 p.m. central time.

“The Senate Conservatives Fund has remained neutral, but circumstances have changed in two important ways that require us to take another look,” Hoskins says in the email.

>snip<

“This race could determine control of the Senate, and if Akin wins one thing is for sure — he won’t owe the establishment a thing,” the email goes on to say. “We’ll have another true conservative in the Senate who is more interested in joining the fight than the club.”

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


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1 posted on 09/26/2012 6:25:10 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

I guess this is a good thing. What I hate is Akin’s bullsh-t claim that he’s an ‘outsider’ and this is just about the establishment fighting a tea party type guy.

Nothing could be further from the truth. Akin is an elected congressman, part of the DC culture and has hired a consummate DC hack who’s foolish advice sunk Newt in Florida. Two good or maybe even great tea party types were defeated by all the libs voting for Akin because he’s not a very bright bulb.

But he needs to beat McCaskill nontheless.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 6:31:00 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: Uncle Chip

I called Sen DeMint’s organization the other day and told them I would donate to them when they donated to Akin. Akin, warts and all, is way better than McCaskill.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 6:34:23 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Uncle Chip

At long last, people are beginning to grudgingly admit their admiration for Todd Akin, a man of principle. The media and every liberal in the country trashed Todd Akin, but he stood tall and unyielding.

Now, it’s his turn and his stature grows daily. He’s feasted on the media, Karl Rove and the GOP establishment and now he’s going to have his Democrat opponent for dessert.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 6:41:28 AM PDT by Tau Food (Tom Hoefling for President - 2012)
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To: Tau Food

I’m frankly tired of all the people telling us to hold our noses for Romney but toss Akin under the bus.

Keep it up Akin!


5 posted on 09/26/2012 6:45:20 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge (Texas, Texas, Whisky)
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To: Uncle Chip

Lord the GOPe and conservative have pissed me off during this whole ordeal. The guy won the primary so help him over the line. We are stuck with a creep of a Republican President nominee and told we MUST vote for the idiot and now that a conservative is the Republican Senate Candidate who won the nominee (doesn’t matter how or why) everyone is saying “we must replace him so we don’t have to vote for him”. What idiots all of them.


6 posted on 09/26/2012 6:45:36 AM PDT by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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To: Uncle Chip

I sure hope that DeMint’s Senate Conservative Fund provides SUBSTANTIAL support to Akin’s campaign at this very critical time.

After several years of “boycotting” any financial support of the RNC I was actually thinking of resuming my support. I even donated directly to Romney’s campaign when he chose Ryan as his running mate.

However, once the RNC pulled any financial support for Akin, my distaste for the RNC has reemerged BIG TIME and it is unlikely that I’ll ever support them again. I know that MANY conservatives share my thinking on this. I suppose if the RNC relented and provided support to Akin now it would help give me a more possitive view of the RNC. But the IDIOTS who are running the RNC are highly unlikely to change course and do the right thing now.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Uncle Chip
another class act

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8 posted on 09/26/2012 6:56:40 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Uncle Chip
I hope he wins and stuffs this election right up their collective Prebus

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9 posted on 09/26/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: JCBreckenridge

I love your (correct, IMHO) sense of irony!


10 posted on 09/26/2012 6:58:03 AM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I love your (correct, IMHO) sense of irony!


11 posted on 09/26/2012 6:58:03 AM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: JCBreckenridge

I love your (correct, IMHO) sense of irony!


12 posted on 09/26/2012 6:58:10 AM PDT by zerosix (Native sunflower)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
I guess this is a good thing. What I hate is Akin’s bullsh-t claim that he’s an ‘outsider’ and this is just about the establishment fighting a tea party type guy.

Akin is an outsider. He is too conservative for the GOP, e.g., his 97.24 lifetime ACU rating and his votes against TARP, No-child left behind, the Prescription Drug Program, McCain-Feingold, and other GOPe pushed bills. Within 24 hours after making his verbal gaffe (including an apology), the GOP disowned him. The RNC announced it was cutting off all funding to him, disinviting him from the convention, and asking him to withdraw. Romney and Ryan joined in the orchestrated outrage within the GOP pressuring Akin to withdraw including conservative talk radio, George "Macacca" Allen, and many MO leading Reps. Just last week Priebus announced that not a dime would go to Akin, who is on the same ticket with Romney and Ryan.

The GOP was very unhappy that Akin won the tough, bruising MO primary. Akin's verbal gaffe was a pretext to force him out. It didn't work and now the GOP is faced with the consequences. They could have handled it much better, but chose to humiliate publicly a fellow colleauge who served 24 years in elective office at the state and federal level. They don't call the GOP the Stupid Party for nothing.

13 posted on 09/26/2012 7:02:55 AM PDT by kabar
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To: JCBreckenridge

I agree. Anybody the establishment GOP hates just might be okay. Akin was not my first choice, but he has weathered the storm and we need to win this seat. I intend to contribute to Akin, and I hope others do also.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT by burghguy
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To: Elle Bee

Blunt backs Akin’s Senate bid after exit deadline passes

http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/senate-races/258719-sen-blunt-backs-akin-after-deadline-to-exit-race-passes

Ohhhh what a difference a day makes!!!


15 posted on 09/26/2012 7:06:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

This has been floating around for at least a couple of days now.

Time to fish or cut bait, DeMint.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 7:32:42 AM PDT by Arm_Bears (Re-distribute my work ethic, not my wealth.)
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To: Arm_Bears

On Greta last night on Fox, she grilled Newt about his newly found support for Akin, asking how Newt could support him when he said something so stupid.

Newt’s response: you have to compare 5 seconds of stupidity, for which he has apologized, against 5 years of bad voting by the current Democratic Senator -— and there is no choice.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 9:19:27 AM PDT by Mack the knife
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To: kabar

Take your Akin kool aid somewhere else. You shame conservatives by supporting this clown. There were two far superior conservatives in the race, and I mean far superior true conservatives.

Akin comes off as an idiot and he is bunker mentality arrogant and he won the primary with Dem cross over votes and too stupid to realize it.

I’m no fan of the GOPe by any means, have written about them for years in very unflattering terms. But Akin is a joke. I hope he beats McCaskill, but he is still an embarrassment. Again, take your Akin kool aid elsewhere.


18 posted on 09/26/2012 8:19:11 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: Mack the knife

newts former spokesperson is now spokesperson for Akin too....


19 posted on 09/26/2012 8:20:13 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Take your Akin kool aid somewhere else. You shame conservatives by supporting this clown. There were two far superior conservatives in the race, and I mean far superior true conservatives.

Maybe you should learn a little more about Akin and his opponents. Akin was the most conservative person in the race. Do you think Brunner, the Chamber of Commerce candidate was the most conservative? Akin was endorsed by:

Mike Huckabee, former Governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate

Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Vice Chair of Committee on Financial Services (R-TX)

Congressman Jim Jordan, Chair of Republican Study Committee (R-OH)

Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX)

Congressman Steve King (R-IA)

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, 2012 presidential candidate (R-MN)

Phyllis Schlafly, President of Eagle Forum

Akin comes off as an idiot and he is bunker mentality arrogant and he won the primary with Dem cross over votes and too stupid to realize it.

Yeah, right. It is tin foil hat time. It was a big conspiracy. Akin's 217,404 votes (36%) came from a cabal of Dem voters.

But Akin is a joke. I hope he beats McCaskill, but he is still an embarrassment. Again, take your Akin kool aid elsewhere.

The joke is on you. Akin is far from an embarrassment. I agree with his votes against TARP, the prescription drug program, "No child left behind," McCain-Feingold, Obamacare, etc. Take you ill-informed crap somewhere else. The RINOs believed Akin was an "embarrassment," which is why they tried to force him out.

The way he was treated is a disgrace. He and his family deserved far better after 24 years in elective office representing the GOP. And I respect his family values, his military service and raising 6 fine children, three of whom are naval academy graduates who all served in the USMC including one in Fallujah. If Todd Akin is an embarrasment to the GOP, then it is time to get rid of the Stupid Party and start a real party that represents conservative values.

20 posted on 09/26/2012 8:50:27 PM PDT by kabar
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To: kabar

One should not argue against being a joke....leading off with Mike Huckabee. You made my case. And your case against Bruner is pathetic. He was the best guy in the race.

And methinks you doth protest too much. I hope Akin wins his next race. You have some sort of sickness to need folks to like and respect him. Sorry, I do not and will not. I saw him in his bunker. He is a joke. That’s what did it for me.

I like his votes too for the most part. They would be the same positions my teen age son would take. You are very easily impressed apparently.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 4:50:47 AM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Have you moved to Missouri? Akin was NOT my primary choice. I have to snicker every time it is said as if ‘gospel’ that Akin won with democrat votes... How did Romney win the nomination? Why all those open GOP primaries with helpful democrat votes... And Romney has said and continues to say far dumber things than Akin did. At least Akin acknowledge his foot in mouth, Romney is still championing Oromery care.
22 posted on 09/27/2012 5:13:13 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
One should not argue against being a joke....leading off with Mike Huckabee. You made my case. And your case against Bruner is pathetic. He was the best guy in the race.

And you conveniently don't address the endorsements of folks like King, Bachmann, Jordan, etc. Akin was the most conservative person in the race based on any objective measure. His 97.24 lifetime ACU rating over 6 terms is proof enough.

Brunner (two n's) was the RINO choice. The amnesty supporting Chamber of Commerce along with the Missouri Soybean Association, John Deere, Augie Busch III, and the Missouri Pork Assn endorsed him. The GOPe loves candidates that can funnel lots of their own money into the race. He is certainly not the most conservative person in the race and we really don't know where he stands aside from his words.

Akin has a proven record of a conservative. He has served in elective office for 24 eyars. He also won the primary fair and square despite the canards that somehow McCaskill engineered his victory because she claimed he was "too conservative for Missouri."

I like his votes too for the most part. They would be the same positions my teen age son would take. You are very easily impressed apparently.

Hard to argue with that level of reasoning. If that is the case, we need more teenagers in Congress and the WH. Akin has been a consistent conservative even when it required resisting pressure from the Bush WH to vote on its agenda. Rove didn't like Akin then or now. Rove wants to be the kingmaker and decide who will be the nominee, the voters be damned. Well, Akin won the primary and is the nominee. The RNC's continued refusal to support him is outrageous and indefensible.

23 posted on 09/27/2012 7:19:34 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Just mythoughts

I don’t disagree that Democrat votes might have helped other Republicans from time to time, but that’s totally irrelevant. I don’t love all of those folks either, though I support them in the general most of the time also.

What do you Akin drones want? I will never love him. Get over yourself. He’s a weak candiate.


24 posted on 09/27/2012 12:21:44 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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To: kabar

He may have been the “most” conservative according to the ACU, which is a useful tool. However, in the hands of shallow fools, it is misleading. How effective was he? I would rather someone vote 92 conservative if he was competent enough to get that 92 accomplished over someone who is 97 conservative but who is so imcompetent that he runs folks off.

People who constantly have to go back to voter surveys just show they don’t really understand the issues in any depth. THey live in a “check box” world. Reality does not work that way.

King is an impressive endorsement, but I do not know that he really endorsed Akin in the primary very much. If he did, it’s just because he knew him from the House probably. That Jim DeMint, who is great, has to hold his nose should tell you something.

I’m with DeMint. I’ll support him, hopes he beats McCaskill, but not happy about it.


25 posted on 09/27/2012 12:26:27 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright ("You Might Be a Liberal" (YMBAL) Coming out Sept 1 by C. Edmund Wright)
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