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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:54 AM

NRSC funneled $760k to Missouri GOP in final days of election

NRSC funneled $760k to Missouri GOP in final days of election
By Alexandra Jaffe - 12/07/12 07:45 AM ET

Senate Republicans funneled $760,000 into the Missouri Republican Party in the final days of Rep. Todd Akin's campaign.

The last-minute advertising campaign by the National Republican Senatorial Committee was meant to help Akin defeat Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), but it failed.

Akin's campaign stumbled when the candidate said women were unlikely to become pregnant from "legitimate rape" because their bodies have ways to "shut that whold thing down." The comments led the NRSC to disavow Akin and Washington Republicans pressured him unsuccessfully to leave the race.


And the Missouri GOP spent nearly that much, $756,000 on an ad buy on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1 for W. Todd Akin," with the firm Akin used to do his media buying.

The NRSC and the Missouri GOP did not respond to requests for comment.

But the revelation that the NRSC pumped funds into the state party, even as it had disavowed its own candidate in the senate race there, is likely to renew calls of hypocrisy from Democrats. When the news of the ad buy broke in late October, the NRSC declined to comment on whether it was involved, but Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Executive Director Guy Cecil accused the NRSC of "purposely misleading the media and voters."



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Fri Dec 7, 2012, 11:59 AM

1. And they worry about waste in what the government spends

They screamed when the government invested research money in Solyndra and, like many ventures, it failed. Todd Aiken was a lot more likely to fail than Solyndra.

(Republican) physicians, heal thyselves.

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