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  • Sarah Palin Calls For 3rd Party Run In MO

    08/21/2012 7:36:25 PM PDT · by PhxTM06 · 96 replies
    Live on Greta. "We cannot quash this opportunity in Missouri!" She's more fired up than I've seen her in awhile, looks like she's ready to get up and start throwing stuff around the studio.
  • MO Senate Race: Why Not a Write-in Candidate? It worked in Alaska

    08/23/2012 4:02:33 AM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 35 replies
    August 23, 2012 | pistolpackinpapa
    Well, this is a "Hail Mary" pass, but does anyone think it would be possible to pit a write-in candidate against McCaskill in the MO Senate race? It worked for Lisa Murkowski in Alaska 2 years ago. I'm thinking that with all the publicity the Todd Akin statement has brought to this race, it might work. Maybe Sarah Steel with strong support from Sarah Palin? I dunno. I don't really care who it is as long as they are Conservative. I know some folks on here think Sarah Steel in not Conservative "enough". But, at least she's not McCaskill. Anyhow,...
  • Statesmanship and Congressman Todd Akin

    08/21/2012 8:11:10 PM PDT · by Sark · 28 replies
    Principles & Policy ^ | August 21st, 2012
    The deadline for Representative Todd Akin (R-MO) to withdraw from the Missouri Senate has passed. This has led to much wailing and gnashing of teeth amongst conservatives, myself included. Despite seemingly every prominent Republican and conservative in the country condemning his comments on rape or calling for him to exit the race, he ultimately refused. Could he still do so? Yes, through petitioning a Missouri court in what appears to be a fairly simple process. Some have suggested that the left would try to impede this process, but I'm not sure how they could. If that's the case, will he...
  • Mo. Governor's Blackface Gets a New Showing (Akin Double-Standard?)

    08/21/2012 1:53:08 PM PDT · by Gothmog · 5 replies
    Washington Post/Associated Press ^ | 10/25/99 | Associated Press
    "Missouri Republicans, upset over charges of racism against Sen. John D. Ashcroft (R-Mo.), are circulating a 1960 photograph of Gov. Mel Carnahan (D) in blackface makeup performing a Kiwanis minstrel show." "Arvarh Strickland, the University of Missouri's first black professor, said Carnahan should be judged on his public service. 'It's not what he was doing or saying in 1960, but his record as governor of Missouri. . . . When you look at his record, you certainly would not expect to see Gov. Carnahan in blackface.'"
  • Obama, Democrats Bashing Romney Over New Pro-Life GOP Platform

    08/21/2012 2:26:31 PM PDT · by NYer · 21 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    It didn’t take long for President Barack Obama and top Democrats to bash presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney on the issue of abortion following the Republican Party’s adoption of a new platform that opposes abortion.As LifeNews reported, GOP leaders in the platform committee approved a strongly pro-life platform that uses similar language from past platforms calling for a Human Life Amendment to protect unborn children under law.The platform reads, “Faithful to the ‘self-evident’ truths enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, we assert the sanctity of human life and affirm that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life...
  • Woman Conceived in Rape Responds to Akin Abortion Controversy

    08/21/2012 2:53:18 PM PDT · by NYer · 181 replies
    Life News ^ | August 21, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    Rebecca Kiessling, a pro-life attorney from Michigan, fully understands the national debate going on concerning the controversial comments Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin made about abortion and rape. Kiessling was conceived when her mother was victimized by a rapist.“It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, if it’s a legitimate rape, that’s really rare. The female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said. “The punishment ought to be on the rapist, and not in attacking the child.”Kiessling responded to the comments saying that the use of the term “legitimate...
  • Akin's Remark was Stupid and Untrue -- Now He Must Put the Nation's Future First

    08/21/2012 2:17:58 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 48 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 8/21/12 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Snerdley is yelling at me: "Are you gonna get rid of Akin now?" Before I give my two cents on all this, folks, let me first say I have two natural tendencies. One is to avoid the pack, to avoid the conventional wisdom. When everybody seems to be uttering, voicing, doing the same thing, that's when I put on the brakes and say, "Do I want to join this mob?" And I also have, as you well know, a tendency to want to support conservatives who come under fire. It doesn't happen enough. You know, the Democrats...
  • Time to move on from Todd Akin

    08/21/2012 3:22:32 PM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 78 replies
    Well, Mr. Akin has made it clear he won't drop out, and now it's time for all of us who have called him to step down change tactics. If you're in Missouri, then unfortunately you have the unenviable task of trying to drag his carcase across the finish line in November. But you still have to do it. 3rd party candidate is not going to do anything other than help the Dems, so don't go that route. If you're not in Missouri, then stop talking about him. Anybody else bring him and his comments up, just deflect it by saying...
  • G.O.P. Approves Strict Anti-Abortion Language in Party Platform

    08/21/2012 2:15:26 PM PDT · by lbryce · 7 replies
    New York times ^ | August 21, 2012 | Michel Cooper
    Even as the Republican establishment continued to call for Representative Todd Akin of Missouri to drop out of his Senate race because of his comments on rape and abortion, Republicans approved platform language on Tuesday calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing abortion with no explicit exceptions for cases of rape or incest. The anti-abortion plank, approved by the Republican platform committee Tuesday morning in Tampa, Fla., was similar to the planks Republicans have included in their recent party platforms, which also called for a constitutional ban on abortions. The full convention is set to vote on the party's platform on...
  • Akin Tells Hannity That Romney Exploited Rape Statement Controversy For Political Gain

    08/21/2012 3:34:31 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 136 replies
    Mediate ^ | Tuesday August 21, 2012
    Appearing on Sean Hannitys radio program for the second time in as many days, Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin attacked the GOPs presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, for joining a chorus of Republicans asking him to withdraw from the race. Akin said that Romney had blown the controversy out of proportion and implied that he had done so for his own political gain. Hannity asked Akin, given the number of prominent Republican politicians asking Akin to drop out including Romney, if he is even pausing to consider leaving the Senate race in Missouri. Let me ask you this, Akin began....
  • Cook Political Report Moves MO Senate to Likely Democrat

    08/21/2012 2:07:38 PM PDT · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Twitter ^ | August 21, 2012 | Jennifer Duffy
    #MOSen: moved the race to Likely Democrat. As long as Akin is running, it is unwinnable for Republicans. If he exits, it's back to Toss Up.
  • Todd Akin is a PCA member and Covenant Seminary graduate (vanity)

    08/21/2012 2:52:24 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 45 replies
    Puritan Board ^ | 8/21/2012 | Darrell Todd Maurina
    By now probably everybody who cares anything about politics or about right-to-life issues knows about the U.S. Senate candidate from Missouri who made really dumb statements about female biology in rape cases. What may not be widely known is that U.S. Rep. Todd Akin is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America, is a graduate of Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, and apparently was a ruling elder at Twin Oaks PCA in Ballwin, a St. Louis suburb, though he's no longer listed as being a member of that church's session (i.e., board of elders or consistory). Most of...
  • SurveyUSA: Only 35% of Missourians Say Akin Should Stay in Race (someone took the poll)

    08/20/2012 9:00:50 PM PDT · by jocon307 · 18 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 08/20/2012 | John McCormack
    A SurveyUSA poll conducted Monday finds that only 35 percent of Missouri adults think Akin should stay in the Senate race, while 54 percent of Missourians think he should drop out. Akin has until 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to drop out of the race. SurveyUSA also asked respondents: "The candidate who made the comments, Todd Akin, now says that he mis-spoke. Do you think he mis-spoke?" Only 32 percent say that Akin misspoke, while 52 percent say he did not.
  • Poll shows Todd Akin with one-point lead as GOP pressure grows for him to quit

    08/20/2012 8:18:32 PM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 62 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Nick Pistor
    U.S. Rep. Todd Akin stood firm against mounting GOP pressure for him to quit Missouri's Senate race on Monday afternoon, tweeting: "I am in this race to win." A telephone poll conducted on Monday by North Carolina-based Public Policy Polling showed Akin still leading incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill by one-point, 44 to 43 percent, despite the growing controversy over his remarks that women can somehow avoid pregnancy after forced sex. PPP said it would release more details on the poll later this evening. The Democrat-affiliated firm said it shows little change from its previous poll before the controversy, which...
  • AKIN WILL WITHDRAW: WHAT HAPPENS NOW? (return of Sarah Steelman?)

    08/20/2012 8:56:24 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 174 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | 8-20-2012 | Mike Flynn
    August 20, 2012 AKIN WILL WITHDRAW: WHAT HAPPENS NOW? Mike Flynn ........ At some point before 5pm CDT tomorrow, Akin will file papers to formally withdraw his name from the ballot. I realize today Akin was defiant and said he wasn't a "quitter." His supporters claim he will stay in the race because he views his candidacy as "providential", but this is just the bluster before the end. Everyone is entitled to 24 hours to try to right their ship, but Akin did nothing today to cauterize the wound. When Reince Priebus, Ann Coulter, NRSC and Tea Party Express are...
  • G.O.P. Trying to Oust Akin From Race for Rape Remarks

    08/20/2012 8:36:45 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 22 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | JONATHAN WEISMAN and JOHN ELIGON
    WASHINGTON Fearing that a seat crucial to winning a Senate majority could slip away, the national Republican establishment on Monday unleashed a furious campaign to drive Representative Todd Akin, the partys newly selected nominee, out of the race against Missouris Democratic senator.Amid an uproar over provocative comments on rape and abortion that Mr. Akin made in an interview broadcast on Sunday, the National Republican Senatorial Committee declared that it would withdraw financial and organizational support for Mr. Akin, including $5 million in advertising already reserved for the fall. ...Crossroads GPS, a Republican advocacy group that had already spent more...
  • Tea Party Express calls on Akin to step down

    08/20/2012 9:03:41 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    WMTW ^ | 8/20/2012 | CNN NewSource via WMTW
    The nation's largest tea party political action committee, the Tea Party Express, is calling on Rep. Todd Akin to step down as Missouri's Republican nominee for a Senate seat on Monday following controversial comments the congressman made about rape. Answering a question about whether he thought abortion should be legal in cases of rape, Akin said in an interview Sunday that in instances of "legitimate rape" the female body has ways of stopping a potential pregnancy. Video of the interview was posted online by the liberal super PAC American Bridge. Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said in a statement...
  • These national Republicans trying to push Akin out of the race certainly are meddlesome

    08/20/2012 5:46:53 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 43 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 20 Aug 2012 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, a golden moment from Morning Joe in which McCaskill walks the vanishingly fine line between being deeply offended at the thought of Akin representing Missouri and yet not so deeply offended that shed want to see him disqualify himself immediately. If youre depressed by all the Akin coverage today, let this thought comfort you: The Democrats worked very hard, and spent a lot of money, to make sure he was her opponent in November. They banked on him screwing up spectacularly, and now he has so spectacularly and so soon, in fact, that this might blow...
  • Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out!

    08/20/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies
    Dick Morris ^ | 8/20/2012 | Dick Morris
    Sign The Petition To Get Todd Akin To Pull Out! 8,910 Letters and Emails Sent So Far
  • Hannity to Akin: You know you could cost us the Senate, right?

    08/20/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 150 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Via BuzzFeed, it’s important that people like Hannity, Coulter, and the boss emeritus are leaning on this guy too, not just Romney and Reince Priebus. Without pressure from all-stars on the right, he can dig in and turn it into a “weak-ass establishment RINOs are selling me out to the Democrats” populist attack on D.C. Republicans. That might be enough to rally grassroots conservatives to his side and keep him in the race, but not enough to prevent him from losing to McCaskill and, just maybe, dragging the ticket down with him. How lucky do you feel? Want to bet...
  • This Definition Of Entitlement Reform Is Sure To Enrage Liberals... (pic)

    08/20/2012 11:50:19 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 2 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 8-20-12 | The Looking Spoon
    Not defending what Todd Akin said...just making lemonade out of lemons...
  • Recovering From Rape [Book Excerpt; seems a pro-abortion author confirms Akin's statement]

    08/20/2012 11:44:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 45 replies
    "As studies reported by the National Center for the Prevention and Control of Rape indicate, women rarely become pregnant as a result of rape, but it does happen."
  • Crossroads pulls ads in Missouri Senate race after Akin legitimate rape comment

    08/20/2012 11:39:29 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 9 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 08/20/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    Crossroads GPS has removed its Senate race ads from the Missouri airwaves in the wake of controversial comments made by Republican nominee and U.S. Senate hopeful Rep. Todd Akin. Politico first reported that Crossroads would pull its ads. The news comes the day after Akin, speaking about his position on abortion in a television interview, claimed that abortion in cases of rape was rarely an issue because if its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. The advocacy group had spent millions of dollars on ads in the state to help...
  • Breaking- If Akin Remains In, NRSC Will Spend Nothing on MO Senate Race

    08/20/2012 11:37:35 AM PDT · by SE Mom · 120 replies
    The Corner at NRO ^ | August 20, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    An NRSC source just confirmed to me what various outlets have been reporting: if Todd Akin remains the senate candidate, NRSC will invest no financial resources into the Missouri senate race. Previously, NRSC had planned to spend $5 million. And Crossroads has already taken some TV ads off the air, reports Politico. If Akin does remain in the race, hes going to be relying, it appears, virtually exclusively on whatever his campaign raises, without any financial help from outside groups.
  • CNN's Costello: Like Todd Akin, Paul Ryan Might Be Soft on 'Rape' (Here we go)

    08/20/2012 11:31:17 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2012 | John Nolte
    Now that Mitt Romney has come out with two different statements strongly condemning Republican senate candidate Todd Akin's comments about rape and abortion, the media finds that they will need to gin up another reason to aid and abet Barack Obama in tying these comments to a Romney-Ryan ticket. To the rescue rides the ever-insufferable Carol Costello. This morning, CNN's Costello was almost as giddy to talk about the damage the media wants Akin's comments to do to the GOP brand as MSNBC's Chuck Todd (who could not stop smiling as he concern-trolled). After covering Akin's comments, Costello brought on...
  • Todd Akin will stay in Senate race, apologizes on Huckabee radio show

    08/20/2012 10:38:12 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 119 replies
    St. Louis Post ^ | Monday August 20, 2012
    U.S. Rep. Todd Akin apologized on Mike Huckabee's radio show today for comments he made about rape, and said he will remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race. "I'm not a quitter," Akin said. "We all make mistakes," Akin said, disowninghis previous comments."The many people who supported me know that when you make a mistake what you need to do is say you're sorry." Akin said noparty leaders havecalled him and asked for him to drop out. "This was a very very serious error," Akin said.
  • Cornyn to Akin: Carefully Consider What Is Best. Hint, Hint, Nudge, Nudge.

    08/20/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 50 replies
    NRO The Campaign Spot ^ | 08/20/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, today made the following statement regarding Congressman Todd Akin: Congressman Akins statements were wrong, offensive, and indefensible. I recognize that this is a difficult time for him, but over the next twenty-four hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service. Not too hard to read between those lines, huh? Akin hasnt left yet; if Cornyn were completely behind that stance, he wouldnt be calling...
  • Why can't Steelman pull a Murkowski in MO?? A Conservative Write-in Campaign

    08/20/2012 10:59:27 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 21 replies
    Just asking? McCaskill still isn't liked. If Akin doesn't step down, have a conservative rally the electorate to marginalize him.
  • Scott Brown calls for Todd Akin to drop out of Senate race

    08/20/2012 10:25:40 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 92 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08/20/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    As a husband and father of two young women, I found Todd Akins comments about women and rape outrageous, inappropriate and wrong. There is no place in our public discourse for this type of offensive thinking. Not only should he apologize, but I believe Rep. Akins statement was so far out of bounds that he should resign the nomination for US Senate in Missouri.
  • The Todd Akin mess (Michelle Malkin weighs in)

    08/20/2012 10:10:15 AM PDT · by Bratch · 51 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | August 20, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    The Todd Akin mess By Michelle MalkinAugust 20, 2012 10:01 AM Ugh.Over the weekend, GOP Rep. Todd Akin the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Missouri said some really, really stupid things. (Twitchy has comprehensive coverage. Click here and keep scrolling.) Theres no sugar-coating or whitewashing this. It wasnt a gaffe. It was ignorant, garbled nonsense. Asked about his views on abortion in the case of rape, he claimed that If its a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. Akins opponent, incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (who is currently...
  • Obama: 'Rape is rape'

    08/20/2012 11:55:27 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 45 replies
    politico ^ | 8/20/12 | BYRON TAU
    President Obama weighed in on the national storm surrounding by Rep. Todd Akin, calling his comments "offensive." "The views expressed were offensive. Rape is rape," Obama said in a surprise appearance at the White House briefing. "And the idea that we should be parsing and qualifying and slicing what types of rape we're talking about doesn't make sense to the American people. And certainly doesn't make sense to me," Obama said.
  • Todd Akin to withdraw from U.S. Senate race tomorrow?

    08/20/2012 12:03:25 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 42 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08/20/2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Breaking: Senior GOP official: Akin advisors making preparations for a withdrawal tomorrow.
  • Report: Akin advisers making preparations for withdrawal tomorrow?

    08/20/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 125 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 20, 2012
    Hearing this from several sources.
  • Ann Coulter: If Akin loves his country, he will step aside

    08/20/2012 3:20:03 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 142 replies
    Human Events ^ | August 20, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    I wont hate Todd Akin officially unless he refuses to withdraw from the Missouri Senate race. If he does withdraw, honorably sacrificing his personal interests to save the country, it will be time for all good men to rally around Akin as an American patriot. Akin was one of nine GOP candidates in the primary to challenge Missouris left-wing, tax-cheat sitting Democratic senator, Claire McCaskill. McCaskill is Chuck Schumer in a dress. Totally out of step with the good voters of Missouri, her seat should be an easy win for Republicans this year. Curiously, Democrats ferociously supported Akin in the...
  • Per HUMAN EVENTS: Akin to hold prayer vigil

    08/20/2012 3:17:47 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 39 replies
    Facebook ^ | 8/20
    Source: Rep Todd Akin to hold a prayer vigil, decide his Senate race future tonight.
  • Todd Akin to withdraw from U.S. Senate race tomorrow?

    08/20/2012 2:03:17 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY
    twitchy.com ^ | August. 20, 2012 | Twitchy Staff
    Richard Grenell @RichardGrenell Breaking: Senior GOP official: Akin advisors making preparations for a withdrawal tomorrow.
  • Republican Source: Akin Moving To Withdraw

    08/20/2012 1:48:44 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 120 replies
    BuzzFeed Politics ^ | 8/20/12 | Ben Smith
    Missouri Republican Todd Akin has begun moving toward ending his candidacy after his remarks on rape and abortion provoked a firestorm, a top Republican said. "Akin is taking concrete steps to withdraw by tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.," a senior Republican told BuzzFeed, adding that Akin could still change his mind. But a Republican close to Akin said his position hasn't changed: He's still in the race. Tomorrow afternoon is an important deadline: If he files papers to end his candidacy in Jefferson City tomorrow he can end his candidacy unilaterally; after that, he would have to file an application in...
  • Ann Coulter to Todd Akin: If You're Really Pro-Life, You'll Drop Out of the Senate Race

    08/20/2012 1:23:10 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 98 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 8/20/12 | John McCormack
    In response to Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's bizarre comments about abortion and rape, conservative columnist Ann Coulter is calling on Akin to resign for the good of his country and the pro-life cause: Dems spent @ $2 million on ads boosting Todd Akin in the primary, according to the NYT - nyti.ms/Rc4sbh Pls withdraw @ToddAkin!we will rally around Akin as GOP hero if he withdraws for the good of the country. Roe is at stake!
  • Withdrawal of candidacy, deadline for, how made (Missouri, Akin)

    08/20/2012 1:31:03 PM PDT · by Arthurio · 7 replies
    Withdrawal of candidacy, deadline for, how made. 115.359. 1. Any person who has filed a declaration of candidacy for nomination and who wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall, not later than the eleventh Tuesday prior to the primary election, file a written, sworn statement of withdrawal in the office of the official who accepted such candidate's declaration of candidacy. Any person nominated for an office who wishes to withdraw as a candidate shall, not later than the eleventh Tuesday prior to the general election, file a written, sworn statement of withdrawal in the office of the official who accepted...
  • Aborted pregnancy boosts breast cancer risk - study

    08/20/2012 1:19:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 19 replies
    Foodconsumer ^ | August 19, 2012 | David Liu, PHD
    Sunday Aug 19, 2012 (foodconsumer.org) -- Inducing abortion to discontinue a woman's pregnancy may increase her risk of breast cancer, according to a study recently published in Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention. The study led by A.R. Jiang of Division of Epidemiology Jiangsu Province Institute of Cancer Research in Janjing China showed induced abortion was associated with significantly increased risk of breast cancer. The researchers found the association after analyzing data from 668 cases of breast cancer and 682 population-based controls in Jiangsu Province of China. Specifically, premenopausal women who had chosen to abort pregnancy three or more times...
  • Reports: Akin Advisers Make Preparations For Withdrawal Tomorrow

    08/20/2012 12:31:24 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 102 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 8/20/12 | David Taintor
    Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin's advisers are making preparations to withdraw from the race Tuesday, GOP operative Richard Grenell and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson report. Grenell cited "GOP sources" in his tweet announcing the withdrawal, which has yet to be confirmed by Akin. Akin has been under fire since saying women have biological defenses to fend off pregnancy after a "legitimate rape."
  • Akin Says He Has No Plans to Quit Missouri Senate Race

    08/20/2012 12:24:53 PM PDT · by Blackyce · 144 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 20, 2012 | Chris Good
    Akin said he has no plans to withdraw.I dont know that Im the only person in public officewhos suffered from foot-in-mouth disease here, and this was a very, very serious error. On the other hand, there are so many good peoplein Missouri who nominated me, and they understood my heart, Akin said.... Akin said no Republicans have called him and asked him to withdraw from the race.No one has called me and said, Todd, I think you shoulddrop out, Akin said. No one has said that. But I gather people are saying thatin the media, but they didnt specifically call...
  • Vanity: Palin backed Sarah Steelman

    08/20/2012 12:23:36 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    20 August 2012
    Don't blame Palin, she backed Sarah Steelman. Akin, what a loser.
  • Early statewide results give Akin lead in GOP fight for Senate nomination (MO primary)

    08/07/2012 7:01:02 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 14 replies
    The St. Louis Dispatch ^ | August 7, 2012 | Tim O'Neill
    U.S. Rep. Todd Akin of Wildwood is leading in the hard-fought battle of conservatives for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate, according to early statewide returns. With 515 of the state's 3,428 precints reporting, Akin has 32,050 votes, or 34 percent; followed by 29,675 for former state treasurer Sarah Steelman of Rolla, at 31 percent; and 28,463 for businessman John G. Brunner of Frontenac with 28,463 votes, or 30 percent. Five other candidates trail far behind. There will be much more to count as the night goes on. The winner will face Sen. Claire McCaskill, who is seeking re-election to...
  • PALIN CAMPAIGNS WITH MISSOURI SENATE CANDIDATE SARAH STEELMAN

    08/05/2012 10:22:59 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 37 replies
    Bretbart/Big Government ^ | 8-5-2012 | Tony Lee
    August 5, 2012PALIN CAMPAIGNS WITH MISSOURI SENATE CANDIDATE SARAH STEELMAN by Tony Lee When Sarah Palin campaigned in Texas the Friday before Ted Cruzs victory last Tuesday, her appearance swung the polls by 17 points in one night. Professionals said they had never seen anyone -- a politician, celebrity, or athlete -- have that much of an impact. Cruz won his victory because the Tea Party came out to support him, and these numbers showed nobody motivates Tea Party voters like Palin does. Friday in Missouri, Palin appeared with Missouri Senate candidate Sarah Steelman at a picnic, hoping her appearance...
  • Sarah Palin: Senate kingmaker

    08/04/2012 2:35:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    CLEVELAND, Mo. -- Sarah Palin, Senate kingmaker, is at it again. Riding a four-endorsement winning streak in Republican Senate primaries this year, the former Alaska governor swept into a blueberry patch outside Kansas City this weekend looking to apply her Midas touch to the latest fortunate recipient. This time it's Sarah Steelman, a former state treasurer running in a fractured Missouri Tuesday primary to decide who gets to take on vulnerable Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November. With Steelman, Palin is making perhaps her boldest bet yet. Steelman -- who, like Palin, likes to hunt, staunchly opposes abortion rights and...
  • Palin hopes to extend winning streak with Missouri endorsement

    08/03/2012 11:22:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 11 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2 Aug 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Paul Kane
    Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin though derided on the left and recently dismissed by former vice president Dick Cheney as a poor pick in 2008 is nevertheless proving her enduring power within the Republican Party in the most concrete of ways: She keeps picking winners. Each of five candidates she has endorsed this year who have faced primaries or other campaigns have won, including former Texas solicitor general Ted Cruz, who Tuesday beat the states well-connected lieutenant governor for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate. In Palins biggest test yet as a kingmaker, she heads Friday to...
  • EXCLUSIVE: PALIN STARS IN TV AD FOR MISSOURI SENATE CANDIDATE SARAH STEELMAN

    07/30/2012 2:48:41 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 88 replies
    Breitbart/BigGovernment ^ | 7-30-2012 | Tony Lee
    July 30, 2012 EXCLUSIVE: PALIN STARS IN TV AD FOR MISSOURI SENATE CANDIDATE SARAH STEELMAN Tony Lee Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will star in a new television ad for Missouri Senate candidate Sarah Steelman, Breitbart News has learned. The ad will begin to run statewide on Monday and can be seen below. (go to link) In the ad, which is titled Momma Grizzly," Palin, who recently endorsed Steelman, says we can get American back on track by sending true conservatives like Steelman to Washington. Sarah is an economist who defends our tax dollars like a mama grizzly defends her...
  • Missouri GOP Senate candidate favors 17th Amendment repeal

    05/29/2012 7:37:58 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    MissouriWatchdog.org ^ | May 29, 2012 | Johnny Kampis
    ST. LOUIS U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Wildwood, a candidate for U.S. Senate from Missouri, provided a new twist on a recent argument when he said during a Friday debate he would favor repealing the 17th Amendment. That 1913 addendum to the U.S. Constitution allows state voters to elect U.S. senators rather than having state legislatures appoint them. Im very concerned about states rights, and if I were to lean one way or the other it would be leaning going back to repeal, Akin said during a debate sponsored by Springfield television station KY3. The repeal of the 17th Amendment...
  • Week in review - Great Pictures (TPX 6 Bus Tour)PLUS VICTORY!/Indiana

    05/09/2012 1:31:56 PM PDT · by Syncro · 17 replies
    Tea Party Express ^ | Tea Party Express HQ
    Dear Friends, The Tea Party Express had an amazing week last week thanks to all your support and involvement and would like to thank you. Everyday our buses traveled to a different city in this great nation rallying conservatives. I think you can agree that the Tea Party is answering our critics and is just as passionate and energized as we were in 2010 and are poised to have another banner year at the ballot box in 2012.We wanted to share with you some of the highlights of the last week that were made possible through your support and...