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Wed Sep 26, 2012, 01:13 AM

GOP support for Akin’s Senate bid grows after withdrawal deadline passes

Source: KC Star

Republicans in Missouri and across the country started moving back toward supporting Todd Akin's Senate bid as the candidate declared yet again Tuesday that he was still in the race.

The Missouri Republican Party, which had been noticeably silent in the weeks after Akin's comments about rape victims, issued a statement Tuesday in which party chairman David Cole declared the party "will do everything we can" to help the six-term U.S. House member from the St. Louis area.

"Just like all our GOP candidates elected in the August primary, the Missouri Republican Party stands behind Congressman Todd Akin in his bid for the United States Senate," Cole said. "We are confident that Todd will defeat (Claire) McCaskill in November."

In August, Cole said in a memo to members of the Republican state committee that Akin's rape comments were "not just a distraction" but "posed a threat to our party's chances of retaking control of the U.S. Senate," and could affect other Missouri races.


Read more: http://midwestdemocracy.com/articles/gop-support-for-akins-senate-bid-grows-after-withdrawal-deadline-passes/

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Reply GOP support for Akin’s Senate bid grows after withdrawal deadline passes (Original post)
pstokely Sep 2012 OP
efhmc Sep 2012 #1
SoapBox Sep 2012 #2
AndyTiedye Sep 2012 #3
libertyanne Sep 2012 #4
SkyDaddy7 Sep 2012 #5
DURHAM D Sep 2012 #7
lastlib Sep 2012 #10
4lbs Sep 2012 #6
WallaceRitchie Sep 2012 #8
lastlib Sep 2012 #9
julian09 Sep 2012 #11
pampango Sep 2012 #12

Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 01:20 AM

1. He is not a threat to their party, he is their very essence.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 01:25 AM

2. Todd Akin....Rape Apologist

Of course they will fully support him...he's a sicko Bagger and is everything the Repukes are about.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 02:03 AM

3. We Can Call the the RAPEupblians Now

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 04:27 AM

4. The Damage has been done!

Akin has brought the true colors of GOP contempt of women out into the light of day. McCaskill can now link this with other crazy comments this T-bat has made. He thinks the minimum wage, social security and medicare are unconstitutional. Goofball will not win.

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Response to libertyanne (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:18 AM

5. I think you are very wrong...

Todd Akin will now get a flood of money from the party as well as these Tea Bagger Super PACs...By the time the election gets here things will probably look much different than they do today.

I hope he loses but we are talking about a MO, a RED STATE!

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Response to libertyanne (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 08:46 AM

7. Welcome to DU.

McCaskill's new ad does just that - shows what a hater and idiot he really is. I think Claire will pull this one out.

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Response to libertyanne (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:10 AM

10. There is a Huge swath of Missouri voters who...

...are saving their brains to use for a special occasion, and this ain't it. Yeah, there's quite possibly enough stoopid around here to actually elect the dumf*ck to the US Senate. God help us if they do!

Remember, this is the man who said that the way to get his attention as a Congressman was to "write me a decent check."

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 06:49 AM

6. They have to support him now. The "Romney Effect" is starting to hurt their down-ballet candidates

as well. They aren't just going to lose the White House, but possibly a good portion of Senate and House races too.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 09:02 AM

8. Was there any doubt?

Akin called their bluff. He knew if he just stayed in the race that the GOP would eventually put aside their mock outrage and support his campaign again.

He IS the Republican Party. He just happened to express their true beliefs/agenda in public instead of being revealed in some secret fundraising video.

Victory is more important than morals for the GOP.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 11:07 AM

9. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN…

to any Republican who endorses or supports Todd Akin, that they are PART-OWNERS of his "legitimate rape" theory. YOU WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 12:10 PM

11. first they didn't support him now they do, the whole etch a sketch party

 

is as bad as Rmoney. Akins is the only one who is consistant and telling his position which is also the real Gop position. Aside from his position on rape, he says that social security, medicare, and minimum wage are unconstitutional. How the people of Missouri elected him in the first place is beyond comprehension. I hope they take a different view of him this time.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Wed Sep 26, 2012, 04:55 PM

12. CSM: Todd Akin: Why some Republicans are now supporting him

"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 our country into an economic abyss,” said Mr. Santorum and Sen. Jim DeMint (R) of South Carolina in a jointly released statement. Senator DeMint, a leading figure of the Senate’s most conservative wing whose political-action committee has supported many stridently conservative candidates, is weighing whether to put financial support behind his political vote of confidence.

The other senator voicing support for Akin? Sen. Roy Blunt (R) of Missouri. “Congressman Akin and I don’t agree on everything, but he and I agree the Senate majority must change,” Senator Blunt said in a statement. “From Governor Romney to the county courthouse, I'll be working for the Republican ticket in Missouri, and that includes Todd Akin."

Will any of this backup make a difference for Akin? It’s unlikely, says Brian Calfano, a political science professor at Missouri State University in Springfield, that Santorum and DeMint will move the needle for the congressman.

“They’re both appealing to a strongly partisan or ideologically pure element of the electorate,” Professor Calfano says. “And Akin already has that support.”

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Elections/Senate/2012/0926/Todd-Akin-Why-some-Republicans-are-now-supporting-him

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