Articles Tagged 'Todd Akin'
Roy Moore’s defiance stirs GOP memories of Todd Akin and ‘legitimate rape’
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
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’
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
(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
By Lisa Mascaro, Los Angeles Times
KIRKWOOD, Mo.â€”â€” RepublicanÂ 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 candidateÂ Rick SantorumÂ and South Carolina Sen. JimÂ DeMintÂ backed Akin one day after the final deadline passed …
Missouri Senate Race Moves to Leans Democratic as Todd Akin Stays Put
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 â€œlegitimate rape.â€
At a press conference in St. Louis, where he didnâ€™t take… READ MORE
Some conservatives consider funding Akin in Missouri Senate race
(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
By Lisa MascaroSeptember 24, 2012,Â 4:10 p.m.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. — Newt Gingrich predicted nationalRepublicansÂ would begin funding Rep.Â Todd Akin‘s Senate campaign again by October, … READ MORE
Akin, McCaskill trade barbs in first debate
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
By CHARLES MAHTESIAN | Politico.com
Embattled Missouri GOP Senate nominee Todd Akin took aim at Haley Barbour Friday, accusing the former Mississippi Republican governor of â€œtrying to advance his own personal brandâ€ at Akinâ€™s expense.
In a fundraising email, the Missouri congressman referred to Barbour, a former Republican National Committee chairman, as â€œthe Godfather of DC Party Bossesâ€ and a… READ MORE