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Newt Gingrich Fundraising For Embattled Todd Akin
ABC NEWS ^ | September 19, 2012 | Elicia Dover

Posted on 09/24/2012 7:08:35 AM PDT by Uncle Chip

Newt Gingrich will be in St. Louis on Monday fundraising for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, a source close to the former House speaker confirmed.

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“I think Todd Akin was the choice of the people in Missouri, and Todd Akin has publicly apologized,” Gingrich said. “I just think people ought to be a little cautious about saying the voters of Missouri don’t count.”

Rick Tyler, one of Gingrich’s longest serving aides and former member of Gingrich’s super PAC, “Winning Our Future,” is now working on Akin’s campaign.

Currently Akin is being outspent 10 to 1. One source told ABC News that Akin booked only $50,000 in TV advertisements for next week, with only one to two stations per market and no cable. In contrast, McCaskill is running $500,000 per week in both broadcast and cable.

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TOPICS: History; Local News
KEYWORDS: 2012swingstates; akin; akin4mccaskill; akin4obama; backstabberakin; fundraising; mccaskill; mo2012; newt
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She is outspending him 10 to 1??? and the polls are still neck and neck.
1 posted on 09/24/2012 7:08:39 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Class act Newt

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2 posted on 09/24/2012 7:10:07 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Uncle Chip
She is outspending him 10 to 1??? and the polls are still neck and neck.

Imagine if he had a little party support.
3 posted on 09/24/2012 7:11:16 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Imagine if he had a little party support.

I can imagine Akin going independent after kicking McCaskills arse.

4 posted on 09/24/2012 7:15:46 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Uncle Chip

Gingrich and Palin: working to get real conservatives elected to the senate.

Priebus and Cornyn: would be very happy with moderates or democrats getting elected.


5 posted on 09/24/2012 7:16:19 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Uncle Chip

Pleased to see Newt step up for a valuable conservative voice.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 7:16:31 AM PDT by BallandPowder
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To: cripplecreek
Hush!

You forget Moderate Republican Rule 124: "If a Conservative is winning, find an excuse not to support him so you can be buddies with your friends across the aisle"

Or "Thou salt always work against the conservatives, even if it helps the democrats."

7 posted on 09/24/2012 7:16:39 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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To: cripplecreek
A little party support from the GOPe's littlest prince??? Prince Forbid.

Priebus: GOP ‘Not Going to Play in MO with Todd Akin’ (No RNC Money for Akin)

8 posted on 09/24/2012 7:18:12 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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Wonder what time the "Todd Akin Watch Party" starts tomorrow? You know, folks who STILL think Akin is going to pull the pin by the deadline tomorrow. Amazing after all this time, some still think he is going to petition to court to remove his name from the ballot. Ain't gonna happen. As Bob Dole would say,"You know it, I know it, and the American people know it."

Unfortunately, a few folks on FR seem to think he will petition the court. Sorry to disappoint them.

The Presidential ballots were certified on Sept. 17. The military overseas ballots shipped on the 22nd of Sept. And tomorrow the general absentee ballots are shipped.

So for all those in Rio Linda, or of similar mind-set...Todd Akin is the Republican Senatorial candidate from Missouri! Either vote for, and $upport him, or give Mother McCaskill SIX more years to implement the agenda of the Imposter from Mombasa...

9 posted on 09/24/2012 7:28:33 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: cripplecreek
Sorry, Akin put the party in a situation where they could not support him. His gaffe was truly awful, his unwillingness to step down for a better (and just as conservative candidate) to take his place put the GOP between a rock and a hard place. Had they supported him, he would have been the poster boy "proving" the so called war on women was true; every single race would have had his quote and face on it, and his distraction would have become national. It would have been the other side of Anthony Weiner, or the suicidal position that Carbonite took in regards to Rush Limbaugh. Yes, I know, his gaffe and AW's sexting are not equivalent, but it's the unfortunate reality of the perception of his gaffe on the wrong issue at the wrong time.

He should have dropped out, there were several other candidates that conservatives would have rightfully supported in his place. This is not simply a GOPe viewpoint, it's the view of Michelle Malkin, Mark Levin and a lot of other genuine hard core conservatives.

Since he stayed in, he will have to figure out how to win with less money. At this point I hope he can do it, but his obstinant decision to stay in light of what he brought on him self is a conundrum not easily solved. Claiming it's the fault of the GOPe is far from the truth (and yes, I despise Rove too).

10 posted on 09/24/2012 7:35:33 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: Lakeshark

More moderate rationalization.

It really doesn’t interest me.


11 posted on 09/24/2012 7:37:05 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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Malkin and Levin are moderates rationalizing?

Sorry, no sale, Akin put himself in this position, and not the moderates.

12 posted on 09/24/2012 7:39:50 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: donozark
So for all those in Rio Linda, or of similar mind-set...Todd Akin is the Republican Senatorial candidate from Missouri! Either vote for, and $upport him, or give Mother McCaskill SIX more years to implement the agenda of the Imposter from Mombasa...

YEP -- YEP -- YEP

13 posted on 09/24/2012 7:41:01 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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So "neck and neck" in your world is McCaskill +6 in the most recent MO poll from Rasmussen?

Crazy Akin's supporters love PPP, the Dem pollster, for having McCaskill up only 1... in a poll nearly a month old that helped convince Akin to stay in just as it was designed to.

14 posted on 09/24/2012 7:43:37 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: Uncle Chip

Gingrich - Doing the job the tepid GOP-E simply won’t do.


15 posted on 09/24/2012 7:45:00 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Lakeshark
You sure have those Rove/Priebus/GOPe talking points down.

Are they memorized or just pre-programmed into your computer???

Do you chant those every morning during meetings with the boss???

16 posted on 09/24/2012 7:45:23 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: BallandPowder

Good for Newt!!!!

I love Newt.


17 posted on 09/24/2012 7:45:48 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: newzjunkey

Akin needed no convincing to “stay in.” He was anyway. Period...


18 posted on 09/24/2012 7:46:26 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: Lakeshark

No, what he said was stupid- to a liberal Journalist- but it was not WRONG (what he MEANT at least)

So... the GOP establishment needs to GROW SOME BALLS and start standing up to the libtard whorenalists.


19 posted on 09/24/2012 7:47:52 AM PDT by Mr. K (Washington is where good ideas go to die- Ronald Reagan)
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To: Lakeshark

RE:Your tagline...could not the same be applied to Akin vs. McCaskill?


20 posted on 09/24/2012 7:50:13 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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