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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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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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To: cripplecreek
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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To: Uncle Chip
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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To: cripplecreek
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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To: Uncle Chip; All
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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To: Uncle Chip

I have a new found respect for Akin simply because he DID decide to stay. That took an immense amount of courage, not ego. He was ridiculed, shunned and ignored by a vast majority of pubs and he’s still in there. This is the kind of guy we need in the Senate! I admit, I was one of the ones who screamed for him to leave too.


21 posted on 09/24/2012 7:51:22 AM PDT by albie
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To: donozark
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.

What makes you think any of that matters? That's why Akin would have to pay for ballot printing. He's not going anywhere and he'll lose.

22 posted on 09/24/2012 7:52:17 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Osama's dead... and so is our ambassador - Coulter.)
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To: Lakeshark

Grow up. He’s got an R behind his name. Accorcding to the GOPe that means you should support him no mater what.

I’ve heard them argue this for decades.


23 posted on 09/24/2012 7:52:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Elle Bee

Jim DeMint said his pac may give Akin some money.


24 posted on 09/24/2012 7:53:03 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: newzjunkey

I blame the GOPe for that.


25 posted on 09/24/2012 7:53:25 AM PDT by DManA
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To: newzjunkey
So "neck and neck" in your world is McCaskill +6 in the most recent MO poll from Rasmussen?

She is not up by 6 in that poll according to Rasmussen's fine print internals. 4% of that poll are in the "other" category which means that they think that Akin will resign by the 25th and their dream candidate will be appointed. By the 25th that dream will hit reality and their only "other" than Claire will be Akin.

The actual Rasmussen poll is 49 -- 47 -- within 2.

That's neck and neck, especially when the GOPe is paying Rasmussen for those polls.

26 posted on 09/24/2012 7:56:06 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: newzjunkey
Of course it matters. I said so a month ago. These various deadlines complicated things tremendously. The co$t of re-printing ballots played no part in Akin's decision to stay in as he was never going to withdraw. And if by some quirk he decided to withdraw? The RNC would have eaten the co$t of any re-printing.

It is a done deal now. Handle it.

27 posted on 09/24/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Jim DeMint said his pac may give Akin some money.

We can call them and ask them to do that: (877) 838-9388

28 posted on 09/24/2012 7:57:38 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: newzjunkey

I cannot believe how many “conservatives” are going to let the media write the narrative for them. Do you think Romney should drop out because the MSM decided the “47%” thing is a gaffe?


29 posted on 09/24/2012 7:58:10 AM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Uncle Chip
Good for Newt, this is what he should be doing and other conservatives should be doing it as well. Akin deserves the conservative vote and I think that he will get it.

However, that doesn't mean that he can win this race, he can't. He will not get critical moderate, independent, and women voters, and McCaskill's $500K a week will keep the issue alive through election day. Since he has refused to leave, conservatives should support him for the good of the party and for longer term objectives. But, this race is over and will be remembered for its resemblance to other monumental foul ups like Sharon Angle and Christine O'Connor.

30 posted on 09/24/2012 7:59:04 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: albie

In his debate with her last Friday he demolished her. He came off as knowledgeable and reasoned and she as shrill and whiny. I have to believe it was worth a few points in the polls.


31 posted on 09/24/2012 7:59:04 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip
Tomorrow (the 25th) cannot come soon enough! Perhaps then folks will accept that Akin is the candidate.

Will be anxiously awaiting the first Rasmussen poll and others taken post 25th of Sept.

32 posted on 09/24/2012 7:59:58 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: Uncle Chip
Whatever else you say about Akin, he has the right GOPe enemies, and the right conservative friends.

He can win this thing. Karl Rove and the GOPe are willing to cede the seat to a Democrat rather than not get their way.

33 posted on 09/24/2012 8:04:42 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: centurion316
I don't agree with your assessment.

I think the only vote he will not get are the hardcore RINO votes -- the sore losers who could not intimidate him to resign and will thus withhold their money and vote in hopes that he will lose so that they can say: "na na na -- I told you he couldn't win".

Do you know any of those people???

34 posted on 09/24/2012 8:07:34 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Uncle Chip

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)


It would be “very interesting” to see how stupid moves like this effect RNC fund Raising. That is the RNC’s internal statistics on fund raising.

I know it stopped my contributions several years ago.


35 posted on 09/24/2012 8:10:28 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: cotton1706

Um, Palin told Akin to drop out not too long ago.


36 posted on 09/24/2012 8:11:48 AM PDT by chae (wI was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
He can win this thing. Karl Rove and the GOPe are willing to cede the seat to a Democrat rather than not get their way.

Moderates are an infection that need to wiped out within the GOP. For all their holier than thou moralizing about compromise, they are the ones who are the true purists. If it weren't for conservatives compromising, the GOP wouldn't be neck deep in them.

They are nothing but lying, manipulative, bottom feeding, scum.
37 posted on 09/24/2012 8:12:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: albie

“I have a new found respect for Akin simply because he DID decide to stay.”I agree with you all the way.

I have thought this from the begining. He has got a spine and guts, which few have.


38 posted on 09/24/2012 8:13:04 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: donozark; DManA
You misunderstand, at this point I support him.

Unfortunately I don't live in MO so I can't help without voter fraud and there are other races I will work for that are more important to me.

I'm describing what happened and how Akin brought this on himself, and it's true.

Since he stayed in I'd urge anyone to vote for him at this point over McCaskill. I'm glad Newt is fund raising for him, at this point he's going to be the candidate. I hope he wins.

39 posted on 09/24/2012 8:13:35 AM PDT by Lakeshark (I don't care for Mitt; the alternative is unthinkable)
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To: chae

I was referring to her helping conservatives in other elections. But you’re right about she and Akin. And she was right that Steelman would have been better.

In any case, the NRSC and the RNC have not been helping conservatives get nominated.


40 posted on 09/24/2012 8:14:53 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: Georgia Girl 2

“Jim DeMint said his pac may give Akin some money.”

Good!!! I hadn’t read that. Thank you for the information.

I also love Jim DeMint.


41 posted on 09/24/2012 8:16:13 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: Uncle Chip

Newt youre worth 100 of Willard and hs cohorts...


42 posted on 09/24/2012 8:18:44 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Lakeshark

My sarcasm was amimed at the GOPe not you.

They’ve been lecturing us for years it’s our conservative duty to support all Rs. I’d say this is the last straw except that straw was borken years ago for me.


43 posted on 09/24/2012 8:20:03 AM PDT by DManA
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To: Uncle Chip

“Karl Rove and the GOP are willing to cede the seat to a Democrat rather than not get their way.” YUP that’s the problem. Un-freakin’-believable!


44 posted on 09/24/2012 8:23:24 AM PDT by Pat4ever
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To: Uncle Chip

I think that I will wage war with the Democrats, not with the Republicans.


45 posted on 09/24/2012 8:24:43 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: Tennessee Nana
Newt youre worth 100 of Willard and his cohorts...

Yup, and I don't even like the guy. At least you can count on Gingrich to defer to conservatism when its one of the choices on the table.
46 posted on 09/24/2012 8:26:50 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: centurion316
I think that I will wage war with the Democrats, not with the Republicans.

If only Reince Priebus and John Cornyn thought that way.

47 posted on 09/24/2012 8:33:20 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Lakeshark
No, I understand full what you said. But it no longer matters. Akin is the candidate, period. Makes no difference how we got here. We're here now. Reality.

But again. could not your tagline apply to Akin vs. McCaskill as well?

48 posted on 09/24/2012 8:34:19 AM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: Elle Bee

I gotta agree with you on that.

Akin wasn’t my candidate in the primary and I think his comments were despicable. (IMO what he was getting at was if it was a ‘legitimate’ rape that the woman didn’t enjoy, her body would reject a pregnancy, and thus real pregnant rape victims don’t exist as a category, thus negating the need to consider them in the abortion question.)

But it’s clear that the GOPe had already targeted him and used this as a beyond flimsy excuse to first try to bump him, but now make an example of him to any candidate and pol who might start thinking other than exactly what they tell him or her to think.

The enemy of my enemy in this case becomes my friend.

Who knows? Gingrich’s efforts might give him a razor-thin victory that would give the GOP the Senate—however little the GOPe deserves it.


49 posted on 09/24/2012 8:39:29 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Lakeshark
Yeah, as the world dissolves around us, we can smugly announce the we didn't support a man that would vote as we would vote about 95% of the time. We can take pleasure when the she devil votes against us 100% of the time. At least we will have crushed the guy that made a stupid mistake.

This is the same syndrome we have with Romney. He's a Mormon, he's too rich, he's too something, so I'd rather vote for a communist, Muslim, that wasn't even born here, that is dismantling our country. That'll show them.

50 posted on 09/24/2012 8:40:45 AM PDT by chuckles
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