Angst on the Right Over the 'Conservative Victory Project'
Over the weekend, this article in the New York Times stirred up a hornet’s nest among some of the conservatives I’m in touch with:
The biggest donors in the Republican Party are financing a new group to recruit …
Akin: My Race Is Just Like Crist vs. Rubio!
In Missouri, controversial GOP Senate candidate Todd Akin is now using the e-mail list from Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign — this is pretty standard practice for presidential campaigns, by the way — to argue that he’s the Marco …
Yearning for Senator Right-Leaning Ham Sandwich
Don’t worry, Republicans. Rep. Todd Akin will go on the morning shows this morning to mitigate the damage. Everything will be fine, trust him!
Urgh. On to the Morning Jolt . . .
Try as We Might, There’s No Shakin&…
NRSC: Hey, Look at What Folks Are Saying About Akin!
The NRSC is not exactly quiet about its desire to see Todd Akin withdraw and another candidate, one not damaged by a horrific statement that implies he believes that there are “legitimate” rapes and not legitimate ones, to take his …
PPP's Sample in Missouri Suddenly Becomes More Heavily GOP
This morning, Public Policy Polling races to tell us that
Missouri voters strongly disagree with the comments Todd Akin made about abortion over the weekend, but it hasn’t moved the numbers a whole lot in the Senate race. Akin …
Cornyn to Akin: 'Carefully Consider What Is Best.' Hint, Hint, Nudge, Nudge.
U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, today made the following statement regarding Congressman Todd Akin:
“Congressman Akin’s statements were wrong, offensive, and indefensible. I recognize that this is a difficult time for …
Can Missourians 'Swallow Hard and Vote for Akin'?
The GOP candidate in Missouri’s Senate race, Representative Todd Akin, has won a . . . er, not-quite-ringing endorsement from Twitter’s Master of Sarcasm, Kurt Schlichter:
Easy call. I’ll back the guy who’s confused about where and …
The Epic Denial of the Akin Campaign
I realize almost everyone is sick of hearing about Todd Akin, but sometimes the level of delusion is pretty spectacular, even by the standard of the usual rampaging egos and narcissists of politics. For example, here’s his response to …
For Those Wondering About Missouri Write-in Bids . . .
For Republicans who find the rambling, excuse-making, increasingly incoherent Todd Akin unacceptable as a Senate candidate, here are the rules on a write-in bid:
“write-in candidate” is a person:
whose name is not printed on the ballot (see 115.453(4,5,6) RSMo); and …
Who Isn't Calling for Akin's Withdrawal?
Hey, if Todd Akin’s remarks are so shameful (and they are), and his ignorance of topics he would seek to legislate is an embarrassment (and it is) . . . what are we to make of the recent comments from his rival, …
Claire McCaskill & Planned Parenthood.
From this morning’s edition of the Jolt:
A Splitting Head-Akin
Go watch the video of Rep. Todd Akin, the GOP candidate for Senate in Missouri, uttering his infamous comments. Go ahead.
The query is pretty straightforward: “What about …
Missouri GOP Primaries Getting More Complicated?
Rep. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, is thinking of running for Senate against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill. The other Republicans already in the race are Ed Martin and Sarah Steelman.
Ann Wagner – last seen running for RNC Chair – formed …