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  • Is Sen. Claire McCaskill a moderate? (WaPo spin fails miserably)

    09/30/2012 8:20:47 PM PDT · by Qbert · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2012 | Diana Reese
    [Snip] Meanwhile, McCaskill has tried to make Missourians aware of her moderate stance. Most people wouldn’t brag about being ranked No. 50 for anything, but she has. She’s parlayed that number as proof that she’s truly a political moderate in her quest for reelection. The number comes from the National Journal’s annual lists ranking U.S. Senators from most liberal to most conservative and vice versa, based on their voting records. McCaskill has always fallen in the middle 10; this year she’s at No. 50 on the liberal list and No. 51 for conservatives. Her rankings have been consistent, too: Every...
  • Kit Bond to Endorse Akin

    09/29/2012 8:34:49 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 19 replies
    Kit Bond -- a former governor, senator and decades-long fixture in Missouri Republican politics -- will endorse Todd Akin's Senate bid Friday, according to an Akin campaign source. Bond's official backing of the embattled candidate could signal to the state’s GOP establishment that it's time to get behind the challenger’s effort to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill now that that the deadline for him to withdraw from the race has passed. Last month, Bond was at the forefront of a failed effort to persuade Akin to drop out after the Republican nominee made a controversial claim, for which he later apologized,...
  • New Akin ad hits McCaskill on ethics, stimulus (video at link)

    09/29/2012 12:59:21 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 14 replies
    Todd Akin is coming out with a new ad, aggressively going after Sen. Claire McCaskill for getting rich from the president's 2009 stimulus plan. The ad, shared early with POLITICO, comes amid a flurry of new activity as Republicans decide whether to support Akin now that there's no question that he'll stay in the Missouri Senate race. "Ever wonder why Claire McCaskill called the stimulus bill 'wildly successful'? The stimulus that didn't create jobs, that cost us billions. Well, now we know: The stimulus made McCaskill rich," the ad starts, adding that the stimulus sent more than $1 million to...
  • Todd Akin: Conservative champion

    09/28/2012 7:14:26 PM PDT · by jimluke01 · 12 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | 9-28-12 | Matt Barber
    A French proverb declares: “What is hard to endure is sweet to recall.” I seldom agree with the French, but, as a former professional boxer, I know this to be true. In 2003 I was fighting Cuban heavyweight Roberto Valdez before thousands at Chicago’s UIC Pavilion. Valdez was big, strong and mean. I was told that, a few years earlier, he had traversed shark-infested waters, alone, on a rickety makeshift raft to enjoy freedom in the land of the free. This, of course, is the very land Barack Obama seeks to “fundamentally transform.” The American vision he shares with many...
  • Conservatives Fund endorses Akin in Mo. Senate bid (It just keeps on coming)

    09/27/2012 2:20:14 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 38 replies
    msnbc ^ | 9/27/12 | DAVID A. LIEB
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A conservative fundraising group endorsed embattled Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin on Thursday and said its membership had pledged $290,000 to help replenish the Republican's financially strapped campaign against Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.
  • GOP Candidates Feeling Pressure From NRSC's Flirtation With Akin (Barf Alert)

    09/27/2012 2:31:35 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 7 replies
    The Nation ^ | September 27, 2012 | George Zornick
    Yesterday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee announced in a statement that it might yet fund the candidacy of Representative Todd Akin as he tries to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri. “As with every Republican Senate candidate, we hope Todd Akin wins in November and we will continue to monitor this race closely in the days ahead,” said NRSC executive director Rob Jesner. (In August, the NRSC claimed that “if [Akin] continues with this misguided campaign, it will be without the support and resources of the NRSC.”) Will the NRSC actually go through with this, and thus likely bring American...
  • Akin, the Standard-Bearer

    09/27/2012 5:20:20 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 35 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 9/27/12 | James Simpson
    Tuesday, September 25, was the last day U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin (R-MO) could withdraw from the race. And he isn't going. So the GOP standard-bearer is Todd Akin; he needs our help, and we need to support him. Yes, he made a stupid remark, and as a result, what should have been an easy Senate win turned into a hotly contested race. He apologized profusely, but rather than come to his aid, Republicans of every stripe denounced him and called for his resignation. This is idiotic.**snip So while we are twisting in the wind over a single dumb comment,...
  • National Republicans re-open door to spending money on Akin

    09/26/2012 5:31:13 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/26/12 | Aaron Blake
    The National Republican Senatorial Committee issued a statement Wednesday clarifying its support for Rep. Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race and suggesting it might spend money to help elect him, after saying a month ago that it would not do so. “There is no question that for Missourians who believe we need to stop the reckless Washington spending, rein-in the role of government in people’s lives, and finally focus on growing jobs in this country, that Todd Akin is a far more preferable candidate than liberal Sen. Claire McCaskill,” NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer said. “As with every Republican...
  • Akin, McCaskill both courting Republicans in Mo.

    09/26/2012 4:48:00 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 9 replies
    yahoo news ^ | September 26, 2012 | David A Lieb / AP
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — His spot on the ballot now guaranteed, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin began rebuilding support Wednesday among fellow Republicans who shunned him after a remark about "legitimate rape" while Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill honed an election strategy that will use Akin's own words to portray him as an extremist. Akin won a pair of high-profile Republican endorsements Wednesday from former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint. Perhaps just as importantly, the National Republican Senatorial Committee — which had pulled millions of dollars of planned advertising after Akin's remark — said...
  • Blunt pledges to work for Akin's election

    09/26/2012 9:24:35 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 26 replies ^ | 9/26/12 | Associated Press
    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — A month after calling on Congressman Todd Akin to drop out of Missouri's U.S. Senate race, the state's incumbent Republican senator now says he'll work for Akin's election.
  • Jim DeMint endorses Todd Akin

    09/26/2012 9:38:14 AM PDT · by BAW · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jim DeMint
    Friends, I just released this joint statement with Rick Santorum on our support for Todd Akin in Missouri. Please share! This seat is critical to winning control of the Senate. "If Republicans are to win back the Senate and stop President Obama's liberal agenda, we must defeat Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri. Her support of President Obama's job-killing, big-spending policies are sending o ur country into an economic abyss. And her passionate support of ObamaCare is ensuring healthcare costs go up while quality of care goes down. Simply put, we cannot afford six more years of Senator McCaskill. "Todd Akin...
  • Santorum endorses Akin

    09/26/2012 8:30:31 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 39 replies
    early returns ^ | 9/26/2012 | Tim McNully
    Verona, PA -- U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and former U.S. Senator and Chairman of Patriot Voices Rick Santorum issued the following joint statement regarding their support of Todd Akin for the U.S. Senate in Missouri:
  • DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund considers supporting Akin

    09/26/2012 6:25:04 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 25, 2012 | Alexis Levinson
    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...
  • Akin Refuse to Drop Out Of Senate Race

    09/25/2012 6:44:47 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 122 replies
    Fox2Now ^ | 9/25/2012 | Betsey Bruce
    Akin told a crowd of supporters, ” In August I was given a trust , a trust to replace a senator that had not represented Missouri or our best interests.” He added, ” I have one purpose going into November and that’s replacing Claire McCaskill.” As the deadline to withdraw from the November general election ballot passed, Missouri’s Republican party issued a statement saying it will support Akin along with all the other Republican nominees on the ballot.
  • Let the GOP know how you feel about them withholding funds for Todd Akin

    09/25/2012 5:19:29 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    RNC ^ | 9/25/12 | Self
    Now that we ALL know Todd Akin is NOT dropping out of the U.S. Senate race, we have an opportunity to let the GOP know how we feel about them holding back funding for him. With your help, we can send a message from not only Missourians but all other states that will get the GOP's attention between now and the election. When you click on the below url, you will be directed to an official RNC email form asking for your inputs. Please fill this out and send it to them. I have already sent one and intend to...
  • Final deadline passes: Todd Akin now officially on the ballot in Missouri

    09/25/2012 5:13:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/25/2012 | AllahPundit
    August 21 was the deadline for him to drop out and be replaced by another candidate without needing court approval. He passed. Today was the deadline to drop out with court approval, before the ballots are printed, which makes it effectively the last chance. Another pass.If you want McCaskill out, this is now the only game in town: With the deadline for him to exit the race just hours away, Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) reaffirmed his commitment to staying in the race, saying that he has "one purpose going into November, and that's replacing Claire McCaskill."Akin said he'd be staying...
  • Todd Akin staying in Senate race on last day to drop out

    09/25/2012 5:22:20 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Global Post ^ | September 25, 2012 | Sarah Wolfe
    On the final day he could drop out, Missouri Rep. Todd Akin reaffirmed Tuesday that he's staying in the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Akin had until the end of the day to withdraw his name from the November ballot. But he made it clear in yet another press conference that he’s going to keep on keeping on, the Washington Post reported.
  • For the last time, Todd Akin is staying in

    09/25/2012 12:53:26 PM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9/25/2012
    On the last day Missouri Rep. Todd Akin (R) could withdraw from the race against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D), he made clear in a press conference that he’s going to keep on keeping on. Akin compared himself to Harry Truman, who he said was “pitched overboard” by the “Democrat Party” in his 1940 Senate reelection campaign. Truman made history, he said, and “we’re going to do it again.”
  • McCaskill/Akin polling status

    09/25/2012 1:24:35 PM PDT · by verum ago · 20 replies
    25 Sept. 2012 | self
    What's the current polling look like on the McCaskill/Akin race in MO? Last I knew his campaign was trailing a tongue of flame and rapidly approaching 0 AGL, but that was forever ago in political time. I have a vague impression that that's no longer the case anymore, however. What's up right now? I don't have a feel which polls are least skewed/inaccurate for Missouri. I'm having trouble finding sources that aren't just opinion pieces after the debate.
  • Newt Gingrich Stands By Akin At Missouri Fundraiser (A tsunami of money/support coming for Akin)

    09/25/2012 3:14:24 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 69 replies
    The National Memo ^ | 9/24/12 | Axel Tonconogy
    Appearing today at a fundraiser in Kirkwood, Missouri for Senate candidate Todd Akin, former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich offered the support and encouragement that few others in his party have dared give. Abandoned by the GOP after his infamous “legitimate rape” comments, and crucified by the liberal and conservative media alike, Akin vowed to remain in the Senate race for the “long haul” and emerge victorious. After sharing his toxic views on women’s health, Akin’s conservative donors and supporters pulled out in droves, denouncing the candidate’s statements. This despite the fact that in 2011 Akin had co-authored a bill...