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No Pay, No Play: Akin TV Ads Canceled
affton.patch.com ^ | 9-11-12 | Maggie Rotermund

Posted on 09/11/2012 7:18:04 AM PDT by doug from upland

No Pay, No Play: Akin TV Ads Canceled

Television ads for Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin have been canceled after Akin's campaign failed to pay the whole bill, Talking Points Memo reports.

By Maggie Rotermund Email the author 5:30 am

Rep. Todd Akin is facing a new round of bad publicity today after reports have emerged that he has failed to pay for his television advertising on time.

Talking Points Memo reports the Akin campaign’s TV ad buy with KOMU, a NBC affiliate in Columbia, was canceled.

According to KMOX, the campaign had paid the first half of the buy, but the station did not receive the other half. KOMU also said that it has confirmed that other stations have been put in the same position.

Sarah Mcadoo, an accounting assistant for KSHB-TV in Kansas City, confirmed to KOMU that Akin's ads had been pulled from their log. The Akin campaign told KOMU that the payment is forthcoming.

According to the KOMU story, Ryan Hite, campaign spokesman for Todd Akin, said:

"Our media buyers are constantly adjusting our strategy according to different media markets in Missouri. According to my understanding of this specific instance, air time was reserved, an initial payment was made, and when their ad schedule was set in stone, the other final portion of the payment is being sent tomorrow."

This follows on the heels of Akin's comments regarding legitimate rape. He has lost the financial backing of several national sources.

Conservative super PAC Crossroads GPS, founded by former Karl Rove, pulled its ads from the Missouri Senate race. Crossroads had been spending money on ads against McCaskill.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: akin; mccaskill; missouri; mo2012; notaboutme
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1 posted on 09/11/2012 7:18:14 AM PDT by doug from upland
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To: doug from upland

RNC, doing what it does.


2 posted on 09/11/2012 7:20:25 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: doug from upland

RINO GOPes will cut off conservatives but did they ever cut off Snowe, Specter, Crist or Scozzafava?


3 posted on 09/11/2012 7:21:29 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: doug from upland

If Akin loses the race, it’ll be the fault of Tokyo Rove and the GOP-e.

They’ll cost us the Senate and a chance to repeal Obamacare (which is all the deniability they want), after all Mitt loves state controlled health care.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 7:22:08 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: doug from upland

Conservative super PAC Crossroads GPS, founded by former Karl Rove, pulled its ads from the Missouri Senate race. Crossroads had been spending money on ads against McCaskill.


As God is my witness I sincerely regret EVER thinking that Rove was good for Conservative Republicans.

There is NO GOOD/DECENT reason to stop ads against McCaskill. He doesn’t have to support Akin directly, he can still work to get Claire out of the senate.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 7:22:45 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: doug from upland

Two posts already blaming the party when of course they have absolutely nothing to do with it and is entirely Akin’s fault.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 7:24:02 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: All

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-09-10/akin-says-national-money-will-flow-to-race-after-deadline

Missouri Republican Todd Akin said he isn’t dropping out of his U.S. Senate race, anticipating money from party supporters may start flowing his way once a Sept. 25 deadline passes for him to petition the state’s courts to remove his name from the ballot.

Back on Capitol Hill for the first time since he said in an Aug. 19 television interview that “legitimate rape” rarely results in pregnancy, Akin told reporters yesterday that national Republican groups may reconsider and back his bid to unseat Democrat Claire McCaskill.

“I would expect, if that’s going to happen, you’ll see it after about the 25th,” Akin, a Missouri congressman, said after leaving the House floor, where he chatted with a number of fellow Republican lawmakers.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 7:24:13 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: Psalm 144

Or Akin over played his hand. Where is teaparty support?


8 posted on 09/11/2012 7:25:14 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: doug from upland
from the businesweek article Republicans have been counting on McCaskill’s seat as one of four they must pick up to ensure they win control of the Senate in the Nov. 6 election. Following Akin’s comments, McCaskill has led Akin in a pair of statewide polls, unlike earlier in the year when she consistently trailed him, although usually by a slimmer margin than the two other potential Republican opponents.
9 posted on 09/11/2012 7:26:29 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: PhiloBedo

No, it is Akin’s fault for making those remarks and his subsequent selfishness in refusing to step aside and keeping the story alive, essentially negating the momentum that we had been building nationwide heading into our convention completely. He did this to himself, and damaged the party nationwide.

Now I guess this latest flub (not nearly as serious, but it just compounds on top of everything else) of failing to pay for his TV ads based on your post is now also someone else’s fault.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 7:27:20 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: doug from upland

The guy is delusional. But then, we knew that all along.

Thanks for losing what would have been a sure thing for the GOP, you self-centered twit. (Akin, not you, doug!)


11 posted on 09/11/2012 7:27:35 AM PDT by livius
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To: doug from upland
The check is in the mail...

...Courtesy of Claire McCaskill.

12 posted on 09/11/2012 7:27:43 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Psalm 144
RNC, doing what it does.

What does this have to do with the RNC? Did they hypnotize Akin and his campaign to not send the checks to pay for the ads?

13 posted on 09/11/2012 7:29:02 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: doug from upland
Akin’s mistake was easily survivable. The GOPe is forfeiting this seat, presumably to make a point.

What that point is is anybody's guess.

14 posted on 09/11/2012 7:29:10 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: doug from upland

The MSM continues to savagely attack Todd Akin by denying him access to TV commercials.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 7:30:49 AM PDT by Uncle Slayton
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To: PhiloBedo
If Akin loses the race, it’ll be the fault of Tokyo Rove and the GOP-e.

No, it won't. Akin blew up his own campaign, then would NOT drop out even though he knew the only sources of funding would be McCaskill. Politics is dirty business, but Akin knew that... but he chose to step onto the playing field with no equipment.

16 posted on 09/11/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: GeronL
RINO GOPes will cut off conservatives but did they ever cut off Snowe, Specter, Crist or Scozzafava?

What does that have to do with this one way or the other? The Akin campaign has not paid for their own ads. Sure, the NRSC pulled their ads, but those were their own ads. They were not in charge of running the adds for the Akin campaign or making payment for them.

17 posted on 09/11/2012 7:32:04 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: doug from upland

This ahole wants to go it alone, fine. Let ‘s see the checkbooks come out.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 7:32:13 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: Uncle Slayton
The MSM continues to savagely attack Todd Akin by denying him access to TV commercials.

He didn't pay for them. I'm no fan of MSM, but they don't have a role in his not being able to run ads. He does.

19 posted on 09/11/2012 7:33:50 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Your party needs to quit filling my mail box with letters begging for money and support. They do not support conservatives, so I do not support them.

Sorry ward heeler. Go eat some mice or something.


20 posted on 09/11/2012 7:36:28 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Uncle Slayton

re: The MSM continues to savagely attack Todd Akin by denying him access to TV commercials.
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I guess it helps to pay for ads. They are not free.


21 posted on 09/11/2012 7:36:41 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: PhiloBedo

“If Akin loses the race, it’ll be the fault of Tokyo Rove and the GOP-e.”

Sorry, if Akin looses it will be Akin’s fault. He’s just not bright, and it’s a shame he won’t turn over the race to someone who can win. HIs behavior is one of an arrogant, stupid, self-agrandizing old fool who thinks he’s more important than his country. Just Sharron Angle in pants.


22 posted on 09/11/2012 7:37:51 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: doug from upland

Nice guys finish last.

And, no, I’m not talking about Akin as the nice guy here.

I’m talking about the republicans, who cannot play in the same field as the democrats when it comes to trying to win.

Win at any cost is why the democrats win elections, and republicans, because they’re trying to keep/gain that “nice guy” image, will continue losing races that should be won, some of them easily.

The democrats would have defended Akin, at any cost, because, to them, winning the senate is the biggest priority, and it wouldn’t matter to them how big an asshole any of their candidates prove to be, as long as he or she wins.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 7:38:00 AM PDT by adorno
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To: Psalm 144
Your party needs to quit filling my mail box with letters begging for money and support. They do not support conservatives, so I do not support them. Sorry ward heeler. Go eat some mice or something.

Well...even assuming that is all true (which of course it isn't) for the sake of argument, what does it have to do with the discussion and the truth or falsity of your comments?

24 posted on 09/11/2012 7:39:59 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat

It was a mis-speak. This dead horse has been beaten already. The polls indicate the people of Missouri are still behind Akin, and do you really think voters in MO are going to vote for Romney and then McCaskill?

“It’s someone else’s fault” is simplistic, don’t you think? All party candidates are supposed to enjoy financial support from the party. There’s no reason for the GOP-e to withhold funds. The GOP-e jumped on the SRM bandwagon with the talking-points, but they could have still provided financial support.

If Akins loses, and it’s close, a case can be made it was from lack of advertising. We’ll see.


25 posted on 09/11/2012 7:39:59 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Psalm 144; Wildcat

re: Sorry ward heeler. Go eat some mice or something.
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Gee, that was a nice way to respond.


26 posted on 09/11/2012 7:40:17 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: skeeter

Spot on!


27 posted on 09/11/2012 7:42:35 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: adorno
The democrats would have defended Akin

And they did - big time. He was their choice to be the candidate - spending millions to assist him in winning the nomination, and McCaskill and company stood behind him to encourage him to stay in the race.

28 posted on 09/11/2012 7:42:51 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: doug from upland; Psalm 144; Republican Wildcat

I like mice.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 7:44:26 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Communist Party = Democrats. Socialist Party = Republicans. WE NEED A CAPITALIST FREEDOM PARTY!)
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To: PhiloBedo
“It’s someone else’s fault” is simplistic, don’t you think? All party candidates are supposed to enjoy financial support from the party. There’s no reason for the GOP-e to withhold funds. The GOP-e jumped on the SRM bandwagon with the talking-points, but they could have still provided financial support.

What does the behavior of the "GOP-e" one way or the other have to do with Akin's campaign not getting their bill paid on time? How is that anyone else's responsibility? If the party orgs were still running ads they would still not be in charge of sending the Akin campaign's checks in for their own ads.

30 posted on 09/11/2012 7:47:05 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: All

Why haven’t Huckabee and the Akin supporters sent him enough money for ads? They just like to shoot off their mouths, but writing checks is a little more difficult. 40 bucks from 250,000 of his true believers would give him a million bucks for ads. Perhaps in these tough times people don’t like wasting their money.


31 posted on 09/11/2012 7:47:34 AM PDT by doug from upland (I don't like RINOs, but I love my country more than I hate Romney...Muslim marxist, get out!)
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To: doug from upland

“Gee, that was a nice way to respond.”

Glad you approve.


32 posted on 09/11/2012 7:47:56 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: livius

At this point, the only ones losing this seat for the GOP is the GOP-E itself. They’re the ones who decided to completely cut off their candidate from all party support, because of one stupid comment. When they failed to pressure him to step out so they could put some GOP-Er in his place, they started throwing their little temper tantrums. THEY are to blame, since even with his gaffe, this is still easily winnable for Akin under any sort of normal funding circumstances.


33 posted on 09/11/2012 7:48:11 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag)
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To: doug from upland
Karl Rove is willing to give up the seat to McCaskill because of personal issues with the candidate.

I was pissed at Akin at first, but now I am all for him. He is no Boner or McConnell, who fold up like a cheap suit at the first hint of Lefty criticism.

FUKR.

34 posted on 09/11/2012 7:48:25 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: doug from upland

Akin has said before that he does not need the help of national Republicans, then why the need to whine about it.


35 posted on 09/11/2012 7:49:46 AM PDT by GregH
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To: Republican Wildcat
Two posts already blaming the party when of course they have absolutely nothing to do with it and is entirely Akin’s fault.

Uhhhh. Who is/was responsible for the words issuing forth from the mouths of Priebus and Rove???

Who is to blame for those words???

36 posted on 09/11/2012 7:49:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Republican Wildcat

“Well...even assuming that is all true (which of course it isn’t) for the sake of argument, what does it have to do with the discussion and the truth or falsity of your comments?”

Of course it is true. My mailbox and telephone are under siege from odious little operatives wheedling for my support for one of the two parties that eat at this nation like liver flukes. The crawlers on the phone are the worst.


37 posted on 09/11/2012 7:50:18 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Yashcheritsiy answered this one for me. (#33)


38 posted on 09/11/2012 7:51:16 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Lazamataz

You would hit almost anything. Almost.


39 posted on 09/11/2012 7:51:59 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: Psalm 144
Of course it is true. My mailbox and telephone are under siege from odious little operatives wheedling for my support for one of the two parties that eat at this nation like liver flukes. The crawlers on the phone are the worst.

You too? It seems like I have these wormy little Republican bottomfeeders calling here at least once a week begging for funds. The answer is always the same - "Nope. Click."

40 posted on 09/11/2012 7:53:44 AM PDT by Yashcheritsiy (Science puts you on the moon, atheism puts you in the gulag)
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To: Uncle Chip

What does that have to do with the point of discussion one way or the other?


41 posted on 09/11/2012 7:54:00 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Psalm 144

No, no...that is not what we were talking about. You indicated the RNC was responsible for the action of the Akin campaign...which was bogus.


42 posted on 09/11/2012 7:55:57 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Yashcheritsiy

Well I went the limit in 2008 for McCain.

Now I will never be rid of Republican beggars. They are tenacious as herpes.


43 posted on 09/11/2012 7:57:26 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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To: PhiloBedo

No he did not. His comments do not address the question at all.


44 posted on 09/11/2012 7:57:33 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: Republican Wildcat
And they did - big time. He was their choice to be the candidate - spending millions to assist him in winning the nomination, and McCaskill and company stood behind him to encourage him to stay in the race.

Sure, the democrats might have wanted Akin to stay in the race, and might even have "supported" him with money, but, only to attempt to highlight what they perceived as a big negative, but, it might be backfiring on them, since the polls indicate Akin taking the lead.

But, you conveniently skipped by my comments, which are about how the democrats would spin around their bad candidates and would still attempt to get them elected. To them, winning at any cost is what matters the most, and "supporting" Akin is proof of that.
45 posted on 09/11/2012 7:59:02 AM PDT by adorno
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To: Republican Wildcat; doug from upland
Now I guess this latest flub (not nearly as serious, but it just compounds on top of everything else) of failing to pay for his TV ads based on your post is now also someone else’s fault.

You are quite naive if you think that KOMU is telling the truth here.

Ask anyone at a radio/tv station and they will tell you that NO political ad is ever run unless it is paid for in advance -- and that goes for everyone from dogcatcher to POTUS -- and includes KOMU.

So the claim that the Akin campaign owes KOMU anything is a blatant prefabrication. The station would not have run a campaign add unless they already had the money in house.

46 posted on 09/11/2012 8:01:54 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: doug from upland

Missouri is OVER.
Akin’s ego has handed the race to McCaskill and the Democrats.

There are other places the that the money can be put to good use.


47 posted on 09/11/2012 8:01:58 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Let me draw a picture for you. The Akin campaign probably didn’t pay their bill on time because they are very tight on cash. They are tight on cash because they haven’t received the financial support fro the GOP-e.

Yes, the party of a candidates affiliation will normally send cash to the candidates campaign, for the candidate to spend as they see fit, i.e. ads, airplane charters for campaigning, etc.


48 posted on 09/11/2012 8:02:37 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Question too tough for you???


49 posted on 09/11/2012 8:03:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Yashcheritsiy

You know, you hit on something with ‘wormy’. In past cycles they seemed like real people. Volunteers, or regular people just passing the hat to help pay for the barbecue or whatever. Sometimes I’d give and sometimes I wouldn’t depending on the candidate and circumstances. This time there is a smug, crawling condescension I’ve never noticed before. Pipsqueak and and obsequious at the same time. Surly too, when their advances are rebuffed.


50 posted on 09/11/2012 8:03:13 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (Where would Christianity be if the early believers put their hopes and trust in the Roman empire?)
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