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Fri Sep 7, 2012, 09:34 AM

Akin TV Ad Buy Canceled — For Failure To Pay The Station

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Rep. Todd Akin’s effort to continue his bid for the Missouri Senate seat is now faced with a new challenge: Paying the campaign’s bills for TV ads on time.

The Akin campaign’s TV ad buy with the NBC affiliate in Columbia was canceled by the station, according to CBS radio in St. Louis. The campaign had paid the first half of the buy, but the station did not receive the other half. The TV station also said that it has confirmed that other stations have been put in the same position.

The Akin campaign told CBS radio that the payment problem was a scheduling mistake, and the next checks are on their way.

Akin has been frozen out of conventional Republican fundraising efforts, following his false comment that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancy in cases of “legitimate rape,” and the GOP’s efforts to pressure him to drop out. Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus declared last week, “He could be tied. We’re not gonna send him a penny.”

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Reply Akin TV Ad Buy Canceled — For Failure To Pay The Station (Original post)
highplainsdem Sep 2012 OP
DFW Sep 2012 #1
Kalidurga Sep 2012 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #3
JBoy Sep 2012 #4
heaven05 Sep 2012 #5
rsdsharp Sep 2012 #12
daybranch Sep 2012 #6
formercia Sep 2012 #10
kimbutgar Sep 2012 #7
jerseyjack Sep 2012 #8
Lone_Star_Dem Sep 2012 #9
Iliyah Sep 2012 #11
bayareaboy Sep 2012 #13
cyberswede Sep 2012 #14

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 09:41 AM

1. Didn't anyone explain to Akin?

A legitimate non-payment can lead to a forcible cancellation.

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Response to DFW (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 09:49 AM

2. Duzy nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 09:56 AM

3. Show half of the ads and black out the second half. nt

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:04 AM

4. Having trouble carrying that campaign to term, Todd?

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:11 AM

5. well

proves to me that money is a true god in this country. if a right wing media outlet will eat it's own in the name of getting paid or not,the bottom line is king. Damn you akin, may you go down in flames, no survivors.

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Response to heaven05 (Reply #5)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:15 AM

12. When I was in radio in the 70s there was a hard and fast rule

All political spots were paid for in advance, before they ran on the air. No money, no runney.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:29 AM

6. unfair, unfair.

Republicans are just punishing Akin for trying to invent some plausible justification for their ridiculous position. But the position is their platform position and the position of their candidates nationwide why are they not punishing them for not being able to provide a plausible explanation. Akin is a mainstream republican crazy just like the people they are appealing gto. They cannot wink and hide him and their extremism under the rug.
Reince Preiebus is a backstabbing snake, sort of like Romney and Bain Capital. The republicans really need to turn on the evangelical base but it is very difficult when their candidates resemble the serpent in the Garden of Eden.

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Response to daybranch (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:04 AM

10. Akin broke the 11th Commandment:

Don't get caught.

If the GOP had been able to spin his statements into obscurity, he would still have money. The cockroaches want the light kept off their true platform.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:31 AM

7. Rove will break down and give him superpac money. They don't want to lose.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:46 AM

8. Cardinal Dolan will send him a donation.

 

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 10:47 AM

9. The deadline for him to drop out hasn't expired yet.

They're going to make it as difficult as possible on him until then.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:10 AM

11. Where is Huckabee? Where are all the RW so called "Christians"

like Brody??? I know they have zillions to buy these advertisements.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 11:42 AM

13. It's too bad that ...


For perhaps 1/4 the money the stations could maybe do some static and thin line at the bottom of the screen with his name. I mean he doesn't have much else going, anyway.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:10 PM

14. Locking - duplicate

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