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Mon Aug 27, 2012, 11:21 PM Aug 2012

Missouri delegates angry at Mitt Romney over Todd Akin

TAMPA — Missouri GOP delegates are rejecting the heavy-handed push by Mitt Romney and national Republicans to boot Todd Akin from their state’s Senate race, revealing a split among Republicans that could imperil the party’s 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 campaign funding is the real impediment in their effort to oust Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

“Absolutely,” said John Putnam of Carthage, Mo., when asked if he was disappointed at Romney for demanding that Akin exit the race. “I think he needs to rescind that, retract that. I think [RNC Chairman] Reince Priebus and [Sen.] Roy Blunt and all the people need to support the candidate that the folks from Missouri nominated and picked in the primary.

“I think the GOP party bosses that are trying to drum him out are creating a bigger split in the party than Todd Akin is,” said Putnam, head of the Jasper County Republican Central Committee.


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Missouri delegates angry at Mitt Romney over Todd Akin (Original Post) RandySF Aug 2012 OP
Wrap the stupid around the kneck of rMoney and make him smell it often uponit7771 Aug 2012 #1
I love it when republicans fight Angry Dragon Aug 2012 #2
K&R Tx4obama Aug 2012 #3
You don't have enough popcorn, there, Tx! lastlib Aug 2012 #4
Aww, thanks :) Tx4obama Aug 2012 #5
any time, friend! lastlib Aug 2012 #6
Missouri Republicans: The Party of Rape ananda Aug 2012 #7
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