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Conservative PAC May Decide to Fund Todd Akin's Missouri Senate Race
abcnews ^ | 9/26/12 | CHRIS GOOD

Posted on 09/25/2012 12:58:55 PM PDT by Mozilla

A powerful conservative PAC said today that "circumstances have changed" and it is reconsidering its decision to withhold funds for Todd Akin's bid for a Missouri Senate seat, and Akin's campaign said today they expect other groups will also resume spending.

The statement by the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC led by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, comes as the 5 p.m. CT deadline for Akin to quit the race looms.

The campaign remains adamant that Akin will stay in the race, despite urging from the GOP hierarchy, including Mitt Romney.

"In the words of Churchill, Todd will never, never, never, never quit," spokesman Rick Tyler told ABC News. The campaign is encouraged by the first sign of outside help since Akin's disastrous comments in August that women don't become pregnant from "legitimate rape."

Several Republican PACs also withdrew their financial support, despite the fact that Missouri could be crucial to GOP hopes of winning control of the Senate.

But DeMint's group has recently polled its members asking them, "Knowing that Todd Akin will face Claire McCaskill in November and the race could decide control of the Senate, should the Senate Conservatives Fund endorse Akin and help him raise the support he needs to win?"

Executive Director Matt Hoskins told ABC News today, "Circumstances have changed in two important ways … the deadline has passed. He is the Republican candidate, he will be on the ballot. And the choice is between him and Claire McCaskill."

In his email to PAC members, Hoskins write, "The race in Missouri appears to still be winnable."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: clairemccaskill; donors; mo2012; pacs; senate; toddakin
He is staying in and I hope he wins. I'm across the border in Kansas but I hope he can pull it off. I get to hear a lot about Missouri politics. I dislike Claire McCaskill big time.
1 posted on 09/25/2012 12:59:08 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

I know Newt Gingrich has been there campaigning for Todd. Karl Rove will be saddened by the sudden support for Todd. GO TODD GO!


2 posted on 09/25/2012 1:02:31 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: Mozilla
Doh!

One thing for sure, Akin has more spine than all the RINOs combined.

3 posted on 09/25/2012 1:02:31 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Mozilla

The rest of the East Coast RINO establishment can kiss my ASP.

Rove, Prieblus, Noonan, McConnoll and the CryBaby Boner are a waste of DNA. Cowards all.


4 posted on 09/25/2012 1:02:50 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: Mozilla

It is about time some Conservatives go behind
him with BUCKS. Now if the RNC and their
minions would join in instead of pushing CLAIRE.
Hell they might as well give her an endorsement.

My usual GO TODD GO!!!


5 posted on 09/25/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by YOMO
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To: Mozilla

As opposed to just letting the rat win. Gee, that’s really white of them that they MAY decide to help him. They better decide pretty soon!


6 posted on 09/25/2012 1:04:22 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Mozilla

If he gets in, he will owe the establishment guys NOTHING.


7 posted on 09/25/2012 1:04:42 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I have a new zest for life!"--Calvin from Las Vegas)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Exactly!!!


8 posted on 09/25/2012 1:07:16 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Mozilla

Somebody better. Whiney GOPers are going to let a RAT win?


9 posted on 09/25/2012 1:09:13 PM PDT by vpintheak (Occupy your Brain!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Well he’ll be a freshman and will need to play the game for a while but after that all bets are off.


10 posted on 09/25/2012 1:09:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

A freshman with 14 years experience in the House and a chip on his shoulder might be just what the Senate needs.


11 posted on 09/25/2012 1:19:08 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Mozilla

I must have misunderstood another post. I thought Demint had already indicated he was going to send money to Akin. I sure hope Akin gets some support. Newt’s helped, but Akin needs some more money to fight the fight.

Go Todd!


12 posted on 09/25/2012 1:19:48 PM PDT by conservaKate (My vote will be against the One...not FOR Mittens.)
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To: Mozilla; All

The real question is: If this Senate Conservatives PAC was really “conservative”....why did it stop funding in the first place?

Real Conservatives never stopped supporting Todd Akin. It is a travesty that so many PhonyCons split over a silly comment...which Akin apologized repeatedly for making

Todd Akin would not be the reason that the GOP fails to retake the Senate....it will be the Liberal PhonyCons who got some worked over like effete liberals over a comment


13 posted on 09/25/2012 1:21:08 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (Political maturity is realizing that the "R" next to someone's name does not mean "conservative")
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To: Mozilla

Romney and his fans are willing to cut him all sorts of slack when it come to his poor choice of words but they are not prepared to do the same with Akin. Poetic justice if Romney loses and Akin wins.


14 posted on 09/25/2012 1:24:24 PM PDT by Socon-Econ
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To: Ingtar

My congressman is a second time freshman since the GOP cut off the funds in the final weeks of the 08 campaign after he voted against TARP. In 2010, the tea party sent him back and the democrats aren’t really trying to win the seat this time around.


15 posted on 09/25/2012 1:32:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Parley Baer

I told Demint Hell yes and my check is in the mail. It’s better to pick a conservative in Mizzu then a list cause in Maryland


16 posted on 09/25/2012 1:37:34 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: Mozilla
Hopefully, Rex Elsass has done solid oppo research on his own client in preparation for what's coming his way. And muzzles Akin’s family.

Look for Levin to start badgering the RNC to start the money flow. My personal opinion is the RNC won't directly fund him, but will figure out ways to make sure he gets money.

17 posted on 09/25/2012 1:44:49 PM PDT by Tex-Con-Man (T. Coddington Van Voorhees VII 2012 - "Together, I Shall Ride You To Victory")
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To: cripplecreek

The Guy in my district for the house has no challenger. Kevin Yoder who skinny dipped last year in the Dead Sea. He’s not that bad considering you have the city of Kansas City, Kansas in the district. He is the first republican in ten years after he got rid of the democrat in 2010.

The guy who won the senate is one of the few in the senate tea party caucus. Jerry Moran. He is very good as DeMint supports him.


18 posted on 09/25/2012 2:37:37 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Tex-Con-Man

Hopefully the Republican National Committee wakes up and help out because The GOP needs to win the senate. Then with Mitt as president, we don’t have to worry about the Democrats having the votes to block bills and proposals in the senate or for gridlock and filibustering. It would make thing much easier to fix the economy and the foreign policy disaster going on now.


19 posted on 09/25/2012 2:42:00 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Yeah he has the spine to keep fighting and not back down.


20 posted on 09/25/2012 2:43:04 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Socon-Econ

Be better if they both won and we work towards fixing the country.


21 posted on 09/25/2012 2:45:00 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Of course ABC news will gladly report that Republicans will now give money to akin. They want to make sure women voters know which party supports his gynecological ramblings.


22 posted on 09/25/2012 2:55:10 PM PDT by soycd
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To: Socon-Econ

If only Akin had said only 47% of women get pregnant during rape. Then the Repubs would’ve let him slide.


23 posted on 09/25/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT by JediJones (KARL ROVE: "And remember, this year, no one is seriously talking about ending abortion.")
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To: Mozilla

They ask everyone to hold their nose and vote for Mitt, so why will they not do the same?


24 posted on 09/25/2012 3:13:34 PM PDT by itsahoot (I'll write in Palin in 2012. That is 1 vote for Palin, 0 votes for Romney and Zer0 votes for Obama.)
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To: Mozilla

Just donated $100 directly to Akin’s campaign.


25 posted on 09/25/2012 7:22:25 PM PDT by dfergu7477
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