Articles Tagged 'Todd Akin'

Roy Moore’s defiance stirs GOP memories of Todd Akin and ‘legitimate rape’

by Washington Post
November 12, 2017
Roy Moore’s refusal to bow out of Alabama’s special election for a Senate seat is the latest demonstration of the diminished power of congressional leaders… READ MORE

Akin unveils harshest attack ad yet

October 28, 2012
By ALEXANDER BURNS | Politico GOP Rep. Todd Akin is airing his harshest TV ad yet against Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, accusing her of allowing her husband to transact personal business in the Senate and profiting off her office. The commercial rests on statements made by a former employee of Joseph Shepard, McCaskill’s husband. That ex-employee told the Daily Caller… READ MORE

Akin compares McCaskill to a ‘dog’

October 23, 2012
USA Today GOP Rep. Todd Akin likened Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill to a dog who plays “fetch” and brings back higher taxes and more regulation to Missouri. Akin’s comments on “legitimate rape” have already caused top Republicans to abandon him in the U.S. Senate race. His latest remark was made during a fundraising event Saturday and was first reported by… READ MORE

McCaskill reports $5.8 million raised in Akin contest

October 4, 2012
(Reuters) – Senator Claire McCaskill, whose Missouri re-election campaign has attracted national attention since her Republican challenger made controversial remarks about rape, said on Wednesday she raised $5.8 million in the last quarter. McCaskill, once seen as one of the most vulnerable Democratic incumbents, announced the figure on Twitter on Wednesday afternoon – twelve days before required – and wrote,… READ MORE

Todd Akin gains support of key conservatives

September 27, 2012
By Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times
KIRKWOOD, Mo.—— Republican Todd Akin‘s embattled campaign for Senate won support Wednesday from prominent conservatives, including some who had called on him to withdraw after he said victims of “legitimate rape” rarely became pregnant.
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint backed Akin one day after the final deadline passed …

Missouri Senate Race Moves to Leans Democratic as Todd Akin Stays Put

September 26, 2012
By Joshua Miller and Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call Rep. Todd Akin reaffirmed for the final time today that he will be the irrevocable Republican Senate nominee in Missouri, despite the best efforts of national Republicans to get him to step aside after he made now-infamous comments about “legitimate rape.” At a press conference in St. Louis, where he didn’t take… READ MORE

Some conservatives consider funding Akin in Missouri Senate race

September 26, 2012
(Reuters) – Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin, unmoved by pressure to drop out of the race by a deadline on Tuesday, got a pledge of support from the state Republican Party and some Tea Party-linked conservatives considered donating to his campaign. Akin has been urged to quit by fellow Republicans over his controversial remarks on rape. In a sign… READ MORE

Gingrich says GOP should back Todd Akin in Missouri

September 25, 2012
By Lisa MascaroSeptember 24, 2012, 4:10 p.m.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. — Newt Gingrich predicted nationalRepublicans would begin funding Rep. Todd Akin‘s Senate campaign again by October, …

Akin, McCaskill trade barbs in first debate

September 23, 2012
By Paige Winfield Cunningham-The Washington Times Besides attacking each other over Medicare, school lunches and the Iraq war, Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and GOP challenger Rep. Todd Akin spent their first debate Friday blaming each other for the gridlock in Congress that has stalled crucial pieces of legislation over the last two years. And after initially mentioning the damaging… READ MORE

Akin targets Haley Barbour

September 15, 2012
By CHARLES MAHTESIAN | Embattled Missouri GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin took aim at Haley Barbour Friday, accusing the former Mississippi Republican governor of “trying to advance his own personal brand” at Akin’s expense. In a fundraising email, the Missouri congressman referred to Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman, as “the Godfather of DC Party Bosses” and a… READ MORE

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