Fri Dec 7, 2012, 10:58 AM
brooklynite (28,204 posts)
NRSC Funneled Money to Missouri GOP That Supported Akin
Source: Roll Call
In the last days of the 2012 campaign, the National Republican Senatorial Committee sent $760,000 to the Missouri Republican Party, which appears to have used the money to run TV ads for Rep. Todd Akin’s ill-fated Senate campaign.
By not transferring the money until the first two days of November, people could only speculate as to the source of the cash infusion until after casting their ballots. Democrats would no doubt have targeted Republicans in other battleground states with ads and statements that the GOP was effectively backing Akin, despite indications to the contrary by the group’s chairman, Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas.
Democrats were quick to pounce on the news Friday morning after a report by the Springfield News-Leader outlining the apparent connection between the $760,000 transfer and an ad buy by the Missouri GOP for practically the same amount in support of Akin.
“It is not only wrong that the NRSC would provide funds to support a dangerous extremist like Todd Akin; it was underhanded and dishonest that they would purposely mislead the public about their actions,” said Matt Canter, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
Read more: http://atr.rollcall.com/nrsc-funneled-money-to-missouri-gop-that-supported-akin/
...but not entirely unexpected.
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NRSC Funneled Money to Missouri GOP That Supported Akin (Original post)
Response to brooklynite (Original post)
Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:26 PM
ROBROX (392 posts)
2. THEY SHOULD HAVE SPENT MILLIONS - NOT
These people think they can BUY an election. This is how elections where won 100 years ago. At least there were enough people with the cognizant ability to know right from wrong. There were still millions who did not know right from wrong in this RED state
Response to ROBROX (Reply #2)
Fri Dec 7, 2012, 01:37 PM
Arkana (24,122 posts)
3. Yep. All the money in the world isn't going to fix a candidate
if he's a complete turd, and I'm SO glad that this election cycle finally proved that.