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  • Akin regains lead in Missouri latest polling shows

    08/29/2012 2:55:52 PM PDT · by NYer · 97 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 29, 2012 | JOHN-HENRY WESTEN
    Todd Akin WASHINGTON, DC, August 29, 2012 ( – A poll of likely Missouri general election voters released this morning shows that, far from being out of the race, embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin has regained his lead over Senator Claire McCaskill by a 45% to 42% margin, with 13% undecided. The survey conducted by Wenzel Strategies commissioned by Family Research Council Action also shows Akin leading by 10 points among independent voters. “Despite the firestorm of news in the Senate race over the past few weeks, most voters have already made up their mind in the race, the survey...
  • Poll Claims Todd Akin Has Re-Taken Lead on Claire McCaskill

    08/29/2012 9:14:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 132 replies
    Life News ^ | 08/29/2012 | Steven Ertelt
    A new poll paid for by the Family Research Council, a pro-life group, indicates pro-life Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin now leads pro-abortion Sen. Clair McCaskill in the race despite the controversial comments he made about abortion and rape. The pro-life group says the poll is evidence that Akin should not drop out of the race and that calls for him to do so were premature. The new survey conducted by Wenzel Strategies of likely Missouri general election voters shows that Senate candidate Todd Akin has regained his lead over Senator Claire McCaskill by a 45% to 42% margin, with...
  • Todd Akin Is Not a Victim

    08/29/2012 3:00:11 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 97 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | August 28, 2012 | The Wall Street Journal
    Missouri Republican Todd Akin is vowing to continue his Senate campaign, though the question increasingly is: to what purpose? His continuing candidacy is harming the social-conservative wing of the GOP that he claims to be defending. Mitt Romney and other Republican officials sensibly disavowed the Congressman after his recent comment that "legitimate rape" can be a contraceptive. For Mr. Romney, this was something of a Sister Souljah momentnot that he's getting much media credit for it. But rather than leave the race to another Republican who might be able to win, Mr. Akin has since cast himself as a pro-life...
  • Akin not far off base in rape comment

    08/28/2012 9:24:06 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 76 replies ^ | August 27, 2012 | Jane M. Orient, M.D.
    Exclusive: Jane M. Orient, M.D., says political demagoguery is replacing science From what I understand from doctors, thats (conception as a result of rape) really rare. If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But lets assume that maybe that didnt work or something, I think there should be some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not attacking the child. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo. All decent people, including U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, agree that forcible rape is a heinous crime. Almost all would...
  • Missouri delegates angry at Mitt Romney over Todd Akin

    08/27/2012 12:10:44 PM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 162 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/27/12 | MANU RAJU
    TAMPA Missouri GOP delegates are rejecting the heavy-handed push by Mitt Romney and national Republicans to boot Todd Akin from their states Senate race, revealing a split among Republicans that could imperil the partys effort to take back the chamber in the fall campaign. In interviews with POLITICO, delegates argued that Akin could still win the race in the conservative state, pushing back against the notion that his remarks on rape were a death blow to his Senate candidacy. Several delegates here in Tampa seemed angry at the national party, saying the decision to withhold millions of dollars in...
  • Missouri Food Bank Association (give to them the money you planned to give Akin?)

    08/27/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    Welcome Hunger is a reality in Missouri. One in eight Missourians receive emergency food assistance every year. The food banks of the Missouri Food Bank Association are the solution to hunger statewide. Through our network of over 2,000 agencies, we provided 68 million meals to your friends, neighbors, and childrens classmates last year. The need is increasing and your support feeds hungry Missourians.
  • Pull Akin off Science Committee

    08/27/2012 11:32:00 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 44 replies
    clinton news network, aka cnn ^ | 8-2012 | some feminist whackjob RAT
    (CNN) -- Controversy continues to swirl around the comments made by Todd Akin, Missouri Representative and Senate candidate, that "legitimate rape" would only rarely lead to pregnancy. Initially, the media focused on the fallout of his remarks concerning issues of abortion, sexual violence and the effect on women voters. While Akin has vigorously recanted his remarks, and both Mitt Romney and President Obama have lambasted his statements, only more recently has attention been paid to the fact that Akin sits on the House Committee for Science, Space and Technology. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee's petition for Speaker of the House...
  • MO Poll: Akin, Not Romney Hurt by 'Legitimate Rape' Remarks

    08/27/2012 7:10:02 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 106 replies ^ | 26 Aug 2012 | Tony Lee
    A new Missouri poll indicates Rep. Todd Akins rape remarks have not hurt Mitt Romney in Missouri, but the comments about legitimate rape and the controversy that ensued have damaged Akin, especially among women voters. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch poll found Akin, who had been leading McCaskill by five points and was tied with the Democrat among women voters before his remarks, now trails McCaskill by 9 points overall and by 18 points with women voters. Democrats have tried to tie Akins comments to Romney, but the poll found Romney still leads President Barack Obama in Missouri by 7 points,...
  • McCaskill leads Akin in Missouri Senate race, new poll shows

    08/26/2012 7:39:54 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 53 replies
    A new poll shows that support for Rep. Todd Akins (R-Mo.) Senate candidacy has sharply declined since he remarked in an interview broadcast Sunday that legitimate rape rarely causes pregnancy. Akin now trails Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) 50 percent to 41 percent in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll, which showed him leading the Democrat by 5 points in late July...
  • Huckabee and Akins Phony War Against the Establishment Update

    08/26/2012 5:44:24 PM PDT · by Bratch · 19 replies
    Conservative4Palin ^ | August 26 2012 | Stacy Drake
    Huckabee and Akins Phony War Against the Establishment Update Posted on August 26 2012 - 11:10 AM - Posted by: Stacy Drake | Follow Stacy on Twitter! On Saturday, Doug posted the following Politico article concerning a conference call between Todd Akin backer, Mike Huckabee, hundreds of Southern Baptist pastors, and Christian talk show hosts: Mike Huckabee rallied hundreds of Southern Baptists on a conference call Friday night in support of Todd Akin, offering advice about how they can help the embattled Missouri Senate candidate stay in the race while acknowledging Akin still may have to bow out.This...
  • Akin's own supporters want him to quit Mo. Senate race

    08/25/2012 11:50:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Washington Examiner's Washington Secrets ^ | August 25, 2012 | Paul Bedard
    Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan and the GOP establishment aren't the only ones who want Rep. Todd Akin out of the Missouri Senate race due to his controversial "legitimate rape" comments. A Missouri poll shows that even his best supporters, by a whopping 17 points, want him to drop out. Only Democrats want him to stay in the race. According to a new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/News 4 poll, self-described Akin supporters want him to quit by a 50-34 margin. His image in the new poll is abysmal, with just 17 percent viewing him favorably and 56 unfavorably. And the bottom line...
  • Missouri Voters Like Mitt's Small Gov't BUT Akin Loses 9 for Not Wanting to Abort a Child of Rape

    08/25/2012 4:19:20 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 18 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 8-25-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Like most Conservatives, I wanted US Congressman Todd Akin to step out of the US Senate race for Missouri when he abhorrently used the "L" word ("legitimate") about the act of rape. At the time Akin had a nine-point lead over one of the most incompetent Senators in the country, Claire McCaskill. I'm skipping over the details of Akin refusing to bow out, and the shunning given him by the GOP. My opinion: IF Akin is the candidate, we MUST get onboard and support him. I understand that "Independents" are thought to rule the day, but if Independents want smaller...
  • In Search of the Perfect Candidate

    08/25/2012 9:12:34 AM PDT · by A'elian' nation · 37 replies
    Akin has got to drop out. His Luddite ideas are an embarrassment. Get him off the ballot so that the Missouri GOP can pick a better candidate than the voters of the state. This mad headless chicken scurrying, firing squad panicking has got to stop. I got a better idea. Let Akin make the Keynote speech at the Republican convention to counter the Keynote rapist at the Democrat convention. Let's say Akin drops out and sacrifices himself to the cause of capturing the Senate for the GOP. Who is this flawless, perfect candidate that's going to replace him? How do...
  • Mason-Dixon Poll MO: Akin -9, Romney +7

    08/25/2012 7:28:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | August 25,2012 | Staff
    QUESTION: If the 2012 general election for Missouris U.S. Senate seat were held today, would you vote for Claire McCaskill, the Democrat, or Todd Akin, the Republican? CATEGORY McCASKILL AKIN State 50 41 QUESTION: If the 2012 general election for president and vice president were held today, which one of the following tickets would get your vote? Category Obama Romney State 43 50
  • Mike Huckabee rallies Southern Baptists for Todd Akin (Anti-Akin = Baal Worshipers)

    08/25/2012 6:34:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 128 replies
    Politico ^ | August 24, 2012 | James Hohmann
    Mike Huckabee rallied hundreds of Southern Baptists on a conference call Friday night in support of Todd Akin, offering advice about how they can help the embattled Missouri Senate candidate stay in the race while acknowledging Akin still may have to bow out. This could be a Mt. Carmel moment, said the former Arkansas governor, referring to the holy battle between Elijah and the prophets of Baal in the book of Kings. You know, you bring your gods. Well bring ours. Well see whose God answers the prayers and brings fire from heaven. Thats kind of where Im praying:...
  • Mason-Dixon MO poll: Romney up 50/43 over Obama (Likely Voters)

    08/25/2012 7:30:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    When National Journal buries a lede, man, they really bury it. A new poll from Mason-Dixon in Missouri of 625 likely voters shows what everyone already suspected --- that Todd Akin had blown a nine-point lead in Missouri's US Senate race and now trails by five, 49/44, to Claire McCaskill. But what many didn't expect was that the crash-and-burn of Akin would not damage Mitt Romney at all. In the 9th paragraph out of ten, we find out that Romney leads Barack Obama in the critical swing state, and it's not all that close: McCaskill's lead is a testament to...
  • Why Todd Akin Could Still Win Missouri (Seriously) (Leftist Atlantic Wants Akin to Stay)

    08/24/2012 9:39:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 18 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 24, 2012 | Molly Ball
    When Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin went on television last weekend and uttered the words "legitimate rape," veterans of the Sharron Angle campaign had a collective flashback, PTSD-style. Angle, the Republican Senate candidate who ran against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid in 2010, is best remembered for out-there statements like suggesting that "Second Amendment remedies" might be necessary to restore liberty. Her loss to Reid helped ensure that the GOP would fall short of the Senate majority in the midterm elections. Angle's candidacy is a case study in the ability of a deeply flawed candidate to squander an otherwise winnable...
  • Capitol Alert: Norma Torres blasts male colleagues during CA assembly abortion debate

    08/24/2012 3:46:57 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 10 replies ^ | 23 Aug 2012 | Jim Sanders
    Debate over abortion-related legislation took a combative turn in the Assembly today when a Pomona Democrat blasted male ignorance of women's bodies, then defied house floor leaders who asked her to stop. Assemblywoman Norma Torres' outburst ended nearly an hour of fierce debate over Senate Bill 623 to continue a pilot project in which physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurse midwives provide first-trimester aspiration abortions. The measure ultimately passed, 46-24, despite Republican opposition. Torres began her floor speech by noting the words of Todd Akin - though not mentioning his name. The U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri sparked a national...
  • Illegitimate Responses to Illegitimate Rape Remarks

    08/24/2012 4:17:57 PM PDT · by Former Fetus · 3 replies
    Bible Prophecy Blog ^ | 8/24/2012 | Denny Burk
    I have been out of pocket this week and until now unable to comment on the controversy surrounding Rep. Todd Akins remarks about rape. As a result, much of what needs to be said in response to this enormous gaffe has already been said by others. Nevertheless, I would add one observation to the discussion that has been bugging me all week. Politics vs. Principle I have been disappointed by Republican responses to Akin that are driven more by politics than by pro-life principles. Over and over, I have seen politicos trying to dissociate the Republican presidential nominee from Akins...
  • Second Local Station Says Romney Camp Asked For No Akin Questions

    08/24/2012 11:59:57 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 31 replies
    TPM ^ | 0 inShare share Pema Levy & Evan McMorris-Santoro | August 23, 2012, 8:14 PM
    Before Mitt Romney appeared via satellite on an Ohio TV station WHIO Thursday, his campaign told a reporter it would prefer Romney did not get questions about Todd Akin. Fortunately for the Romney campaign, Akin wasnt on the WHIO agenda. They were chatting and it came up and I believe [a Romney staffers] wording was that they prefer not to talk about it, assistant news director Tim Wolff told TPM. But we didnt care because we were going to talk about Ohio stuff. The WHIO interview was one of four satellite appearances Romney made on local TV stations Thursday. Per...