Breaking: Rep Akins preparing to withdraw from Missouri Senate race; Update: Akins claims he’s staying in the race
by Rodan ( 20 Comments › )
Filed under Elections 2012, Headlines, Republican Party at August 20th, 2012 - 2:50 pm
The republican party in Missouri has been pressuring Rep. Todd Akins to withdraw after his really ignorant and offensive statement on rape. Reports are now circulating that Akins is bowing to pressure and planning to withdraw.
The GOP doesn’t want a repeat of the Sharon Angle fiasco where a lunatic helped by the Democrats won the nomination and lost in the general. If this report is true, good riddance to this low life scumbag.
Update: Todd Akin denies reports that he is preparing to withdraw from the Missouri Senate race.
Rep. Todd Akin (R) of Missouri apologized for his recent comments on rape but said he was staying in the race for US Senate, saying “I have not yet begun to fight.”
But Akin said he would not heed the call of several prominent Republicans to drop out of the race to replace Sen. Claire McCaskill, widely believed to be the most vulnerable Democratic Senate incumbent this year. The Real Clear Politics average of recent polls shows Akin with a 48 percent to 43 percent lead over Senator McCaskill.
“I don’t know that I’m the only person in public office who has suffered from foot in mouth disease here,” Akin said. “My belief is we’re going to take this thing forward and, by the grace of God, win this race.”
There goes Missouri and Harry Reid is smiling.
Tags: Missouri, Rep. Todd Akins
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We're not easily offended and don't want people to think they have to walk on eggshells around here (like at another place that shall remain nameless) but of course, there is a limit to everything.