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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 (LifeSiteNews.com) – 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
    WND.com ^ | 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
    Breitbart.com ^ | 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
    blogs.sacbee.com ^ | 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...
  • FLASHBACK: McCaskill in 2006: 'I don't want my daughter near Bill Clinton' (Video)

    08/24/2012 3:40:08 PM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 7 replies
    Reagan Coalition ^ | 8-23-12 | NA
    "I think he's been a great leader but I don't want my daughter near him." McCaskill said this a few years ago while in a hotly contested senate race against Republican Jim Talent. In light of the recent discussion on rape, does the Senator feel the same way today, and will she be in attendance cheering on an accused rapist at the DNC?
  • Todd Akin reaffirms he's staying in the Senate race

    08/24/2012 2:53:44 PM PDT · by JustSayNoToNannies · 339 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | 8/24/2012 | NICHOLAS J.C. PISTOR
    Embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin just told reporters in Chesterfield that he is staying in the Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Akin repeated the kinds of statements he'd made previously to national media, asserting that he's never had the support of the Republican party establishment anyway. [...]
  • Rep. Todd Akin will hold news conference (Akin staying in the race)

    08/24/2012 1:15:31 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 238 replies
    KCTV5 ^ | 8-24-2012 | DeAnn Smith
    August 24, 2012 Rep. Todd Akin will hold news conference Friday afternoon ST. LOUIS, MO (KCTV) - U.S. Rep. Todd Akin will hold a news conference at 4:15 p.m. Friday. The event will be in St. Louis County. KCTV5.com will livestream the news conference and KCTV5 News at 4 p.m. will carry it...
  • The 5 States of Loss and Grief (where is Todd Akin?)

    08/24/2012 12:12:55 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 41 replies
    psychcentral ^ | 8-2012 | julie axelrod (hopefully no relation)
    The 5 Stages of Loss and Grief By Julie Axelrod The stages of mourning are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life. Mourning occurs in response to an individuals own terminal illness or to the death of a valued being, human or animal. There are five stages of normal grief. They were first proposed by Elsabeth Kubler-Ross in her 1969 book On Death and Dying. In our bereavement, we spend different lengths of time working through each step and express each stage more or less intensely. The five stages do not necessarily occur in order. We...
  • Wake up, GOP, and quit ostracizing Akin

    08/24/2012 12:10:13 PM PDT · by elijah1757 · 33 replies
    World Net Daily (WND) Commentary ^ | /23/2012 | Diana West
    Prediction: If the GOP establishment doesnt follow Republican Rep. Todd Akins example with a big, fat apology to Akin the whole party goes down in flames come November. I dont mean every Republican will lose, but there is great political peril in not sealing the hole in Republican armor that has opened in Missouri and instead permitting it to remain a Democratic pressure point. Further, for the good of the country (the mantra accompanying the party-wide chorus of pleas to Akin to drop out of his U.S. Senate race), Republicans must resume funding Akins viable campaign ASAP, after...
  • Rasmussen: Romney loses MO lead after Akin controversy

    08/24/2012 11:47:41 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 61 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    While Missouri is always a tough state for both parties in presidential elections, until recently Mitt Romney didnt have much to worry about. Rasmussens series of polls gave him a significant-if-not-quite-comfortable six-point margin in the Show Me State at least until Todd Akin shared his views on the legitimacy of rape claims from pregnant victims. In todays Rasmussen poll, Romney now slightly trails Obama, 47/46: As the controversy over Republican Senate candidate Todd Akins legitimate rape comment continues, Mitt Romneys lead in Missouri has vanished. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Missouri Voters finds President Obama with...
  • Akin Controversy Costing Romney, Obama Now Leads Missouri

    08/24/2012 8:13:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 83 replies
    Life News ^ | August 24, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    The controversy over the abortion-rape comments made by Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin appear to be hurting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Whereas Rasmussen polling showed Romney leading pro-abortion President Barack Obama at the end of July and having Romney leading the race in the Show Me State all year, now Obama has the lead. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Missouri Voters finds President Obama with 47% support to Romneys 46%. Three percent (3%) favor some other candidate in the race, and three percent (3%) more are undecided. At the end of July, Romney led by six...
  • Establishment and grassroots conservatives start rallying around Ann Wagner to replace Akin

    08/23/2012 2:16:52 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 47 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 22, 2012 | Kerry Picket
    Could Missouri Republican Ann Wagner be the answer that GOP'ers are looking for? Although the first deadline passed for embattled Congressman Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, to withdraw from his U.S. Senate race against Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat, without a court order and a fine, grassroots and Washington D.C. establishment conservatives I have spoken to are beginning to rally behind Ann Wagner. She is currently running for Mr. Akin's 2nd Congressional district seat and is said to have supporters asking her to run against McCaskill should Akin leave the Missouri Senate race before the next September deadline passes. According...
  • MISSOURI: THE 'SHOW ME ANOTHER G.O.P. CANDIDATE' STATE

    08/23/2012 12:59:59 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 122 replies
    AnnCoulter.com ^ | August 22, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Akin was not even the clear choice of conservatives. In the primary, John Brunner was endorsed by both Missouri Right to Life and the National Right to Life. Sarah Steelman was endorsed by Sarah Palin. Akin was endorsed by the Democratic Party. The Democrats carefully nurtured Akin with millions of dollars in campaign money because he was the candidate they most wanted to run against. (Akin thinks all those Democrats voting for him in the primary merely shows that he's got tremendous crossover appeal!) There's no rehabilitating this guy. It's a waste of money. His comments are going to cost...
  • The Epic Denial of the Akin Campaign

    08/23/2012 12:35:25 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 17 replies
    NRO The Campaign Spot ^ | 08/23/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    I realize almost everyone is sick of hearing about Todd Akin, but sometimes the level of delusion is pretty spectacular, even by the standard of the usual rampaging egos and narcissists of politics. For example, heres his response to this mornings Rasmussen poll, which shows Akin down, 48 percent to 38 percent: The fact that Claire McCaskill is only polling at 48% after 72 hours of constant negative attacks on Todd Akin shows just how weak she is. If she cant break fifty percent after a week like this, Democrats should ask Claire to step down. Todd is in this...
  • Akin and His Critics (He was wrong about the facts, but his mistaken belief wasnt outlandish)

    08/23/2012 7:57:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/23/2012 | Mona Charen
    Todd Akin would do his party and his country a service by stepping aside. The rest of the campaign will be dominated by this side issue, possibly denying Republicans a key Senate seat. To use the words legitimate and rape in the same phrase betrays a serious lack of judgment. Only about 1 percent of women undergoing abortions report that they were raped, according to the Alan Guttmacher Institute. One percent is not zero. That much having been said, I must offer a mild dissent to the widespread view expressed by both Republicans and Democrats that what Akin said was...
  • Info from Sec of State Office in Missouri regarding election law (phone conversation)

    08/23/2012 7:57:36 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    MISSOURI SEC OF STATE WEBSITE To help clear up some of the confusion, I spoke this morning with the elections division of the sec of state office in Missouri. Regarding the "sore loser law" - no candidate who lost in the primary may run a write-in campaign. Neither John Brunner nor Sarah Steelman could mount a write-in campaign. Regarding replacing Todd Akin if he withdraws - the Republican Central Committee will choose the replacement. That replacement can be someone who lost in the primary. So Steelman or Brunner could still end up as the candidate. Akin would have to...
  • BREAKING: McCaskill up 10 pts over Akin in Missouri Poll

    08/23/2012 7:07:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 427 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 08/23/2012 | CAC
    Rasmussen will be releasing a poll this morning showing Akin costing us dearly in Missouri: McCaskill 48% Akin 38%. Time to pack it up and stop screwing us, big guy.
  • MO Senate Race: Why Not a Write-in Candidate? It worked in Alaska

    08/23/2012 4:02:33 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 35 replies
    August 23, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    Well, this is a "Hail Mary" pass, but does anyone think it would be possible to pit a write-in candidate against McCaskill in the MO Senate race? It worked for Lisa Murkowski in Alaska 2 years ago. I'm thinking that with all the publicity the Todd Akin statement has brought to this race, it might work. Maybe Sarah Steel with strong support from Sarah Palin? I dunno. I don't really care who it is as long as they are Conservative. I know some folks on here think Sarah Steel in not Conservative "enough". But, at least she's not McCaskill. Anyhow,...
  • The Solution to the Missouri Mess... David Limbaugh...

    08/22/2012 7:36:41 PM PDT · by taildragger · 43 replies
    8/22/2012 | taildragger
    Freepers...I have been thinking and need your feedback.Assume Mssr Akin exits the stage so to speak., The laws do not allow Steelman etc to fill in or do a write in vote.So the State GOP'ers can pick a candidate to fill his shoes.Doesn't Rush's Brother still live in Missouri?Why not Run this Brilliant Attorney and a man that would have to debate with half his brain tied behind his back..:-)A penny for your thoughts...
  • DFU PRESENTS: Hitler Rants about Todd Akin and the GOP

    08/22/2012 1:43:20 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 16 replies
    dfu via youtube ^ | 8-2012 | dfu
    HITLER RANTS ABOUT TODD AKIN AND THE GOP
  • Sources: Akin may not really be in race for good

    08/22/2012 9:10:29 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 99 replies
    CBS/AP ^ | August 22, 2012
    (CBS/AP) Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation's top Republicans Tuesday and forged ahead with his besieged Senate bid, declaring the party was overreacting to his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape" and by insisting he abandon his campaign. Akin pledged to carry on with his quest to unseat Democrat Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri. But his bid faced tall obstacles: a lack of money, a lack of party support and no assurance that his apologies would be enough to heal a self-inflicted political wound. --snip-- But, says Andrews, "Two sources tell CBS News Aken's...
  • MISSOURI ELECTION LAW - 115.359. Withdrawal of candidacy, deadline for, how made

    08/22/2012 8:40:08 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 42 replies
    115.359. Withdrawal of candidacy, deadline for, how made.1. Any person who has filed a declaration of candidacy for nomination and who wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall, not later than the eleventh Tuesday prior to the primary election, file a written, sworn statement of withdrawal in the office of the official who accepted such candidates declaration of candidacy. Any person nominated for an office who wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall, not later than the eleventh Tuesday prior to the general election, file a written, sworn statement of withdrawal in the office of the official who accepted such...
  • Palin: "I could get behind" Steelman 3rd party run

    08/21/2012 7:39:55 PM PDT · by Hugin · 52 replies
    interview on FOX (Greta) | 08/21/12
    Just finished interview on FOX. Akin should step aside, otherwise Steelman should run 3rd party, which she would support.
  • Sarah Palin Calls For 3rd Party Run In MO

    08/21/2012 7:36:25 PM PDT · by PhxTM06 · 96 replies
    Live on Greta. "We cannot quash this opportunity in Missouri!" She's more fired up than I've seen her in awhile, looks like she's ready to get up and start throwing stuff around the studio.
  • Statesmanship and Congressman Todd Akin

    08/21/2012 8:11:10 PM PDT · by Sark · 28 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | August 21st, 2012
    The deadline for Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) to withdraw from the Missouri Senate has passed. This has led to much wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst conservatives, myself included. Despite seemingly every prominent Republican and conservative in the country condemning his comments on rape or calling for him to exit the race, he ultimately refused. Could he still do so? Yes, through petitioning a Missouri court in what appears to be a fairly simple process. Some have suggested that the left would try to impede this process, but I'm not sure how they could. If that's the case, will he...
  • For Those Wondering About Missouri Write-In Bids

    08/21/2012 4:32:46 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | 8-21-2012 | Jim Geraghty
    For Those Wondering About Missouri Write-In Bids… By Jim Geraghty August 21, 2012 7:05 P.M. For Republicans who find the rambling, excuse-making, increasingly incoherent Todd Akin unacceptable as a Senate candidate, here are the rules on a write-in bid:  ”write-in candidate” is a person:whose name is not printed on the ballot (see 115.453(4,5,6) RSMo); and who has filed a declaration of intent  to be a write-in candidate for election to office with the proper election authority prior to 5:00 p.m. on the second Friday immediately preceding the election day. It is not necessary to file a declaration of intent if there are no candidates on...
  • Obama, Democrats Bashing Romney Over New Pro-Life GOP Platform

    08/21/2012 2:26:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    It didn’t take long for President Barack Obama and top Democrats to bash presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on the issue of abortion following the Republican Party’s adoption of a new platform that opposes abortion.As LifeNews reported, GOP leaders in the platform committee approved a strongly pro-life platform that uses similar language from past platforms calling for a Human Life Amendment to protect unborn children under law.The platform reads, “Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life...
  • G.O.P. Approves Strict Anti-Abortion Language in Party Platform

    08/21/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    New York times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Michel Cooper
    Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Representative Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The anti-abortion plank, approved by the Republican platform committee Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., was similar to the planks Republicans have included in their recent party platforms, which also called for a constitutional ban on abortions. The full convention is set to vote on the party's platform on...
  • Akin's Remark was Stupid and Untrue -- Now He Must Put the Nation's Future First

    08/21/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 48 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8/21/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Snerdley is yelling at me: "Are you gonna get rid of Akin now?" Before I give my two cents on all this, folks, let me first say I have two natural tendencies. One is to avoid the pack, to avoid the conventional wisdom. When everybody seems to be uttering, voicing, doing the same thing, that's when I put on the brakes and say, "Do I want to join this mob?" And I also have, as you well know, a tendency to want to support conservatives who come under fire. It doesn't happen enough. You know, the Democrats...
  • Cook Political Report Moves MO Senate to Likely Democrat

    08/21/2012 2:07:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 21, 2012 | Jennifer Duffy
    #MOSen: moved the race to Likely Democrat. As long as Akin is running, it is unwinnable for Republicans. If he exits, it's back to Toss Up.
  • Looks like Governor Sarah Palin gets to say I TOLD YOU SO (MO: Akin vs. Steelman)

    08/21/2012 3:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Fox News' Greta Wire ^ | August 21, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    Check out the headline below from the Hill dated Aug. 12. Governor Sarah Palin endorsed Sarah Steelman in Missouri and not Todd Akin:(GRAPHIC AT LINK)(In light of the very weird political drama unfolding right now in Missouri, Governor Sarah Palins endorsement of Sarah Steelman sure seems politically wiser than the endorsement of Rep Todd Akin! I dont know anything about Steelman I did not follow the race closely but I cant imagine anyone could be a more difficult candidate for the Republican Party than Akin. He potentially hands the race to his political opponent Sen Claire McCaskill plus...
  • Time to move on from Todd Akin

    08/21/2012 3:22:32 PM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 78 replies
    Well, Mr. Akin has made it clear he won't drop out, and now it's time for all of us who have called him to step down change tactics. If you're in Missouri, then unfortunately you have the unenviable task of trying to drag his carcase across the finish line in November. But you still have to do it. 3rd party candidate is not going to do anything other than help the Dems, so don't go that route. If you're not in Missouri, then stop talking about him. Anybody else bring him and his comments up, just deflect it by saying...
  • Akin Tells Hannity That Romney Exploited Rape Statement Controversy For Political Gain

    08/21/2012 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 136 replies
    Mediate ^ | Tuesday August 21, 2012
    Appearing on Sean Hannitys radio program for the second time in as many days, Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin attacked the GOPs presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, for joining a chorus of Republicans asking him to withdraw from the race. Akin said that Romney had blown the controversy out of proportion and implied that he had done so for his own political gain. Hannity asked Akin, given the number of prominent Republican politicians asking Akin to drop out including Romney, if he is even pausing to consider leaving the Senate race in Missouri. Let me ask you this, Akin began....
  • Mo. Governor's Blackface Gets a New Showing (Akin Double-Standard?)

    08/21/2012 1:53:08 PM PDT · by Gothmog · 5 replies
    Washington Post/Associated Press ^ | 10/25/99 | Associated Press
    "Missouri Republicans, upset over charges of racism against Sen. John D. Ashcroft (R-Mo.), are circulating a 1960 photograph of Gov. Mel Carnahan (D) in blackface makeup performing a Kiwanis minstrel show." "Arvarh Strickland, the University of Missouri's first black professor, said Carnahan should be judged on his public service. 'It's not what he was doing or saying in 1960, but his record as governor of Missouri. . . . When you look at his record, you certainly would not expect to see Gov. Carnahan in blackface.'"