(CNN) - The Republican representative from Missouri who landed in the headlines and drew heavy Republican criticism for controversial comments on rape he made in an interview last month launches a new campaign television ad Saturday.
The new spot by Rep. Todd Akin hammers the Democrat he hopes to unseat, Sen. Claire McCaskill, over her support of President Barack Obama's health care law.
Washington (CNN) – U.S. Rep. Todd Akin returned to Capitol Hill Monday for the first time since his comments about "legitimate rape" caused widespread condemnation from fellow Republicans, some of whom called on Akin to drop his bid for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat.
Trailed by reporters asking him about his plans for the Senate race as he walked out of the House chamber Monday, Akin said "I'm in, totally in."
Tampa, Florida (CNN) – Mike Huckabee participated in a conference call Friday night with hundreds of Baptist pastors and Christian talk radio hosts in Missouri that was organized to coordinate a robust defense of Rep. Todd Akin as he faces pressure from Washington Republicans to drop his Senate bid against Democrat Claire McCaskill.
Akin told reporters in St. Louis today that he would not quit the race.
(CNN) - Rep. Todd Akin announced Friday he will continue his run in Missouri for the U.S. Senate, despite having ignited a political firestorm with a comment that pregnancy resulting from "legitimate rape" was "really rare."
"We are going to be here through the November election, and we are going to be here to win," he told reporters in Chesterfield.FULL STORY
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Boosted by a fund-raising appeal from Mike Huckabee, embattled Senate candidate Todd Akin has raised $206,000 online since his "legitimate rape" comment inflamed the political universe last Sunday.
Akin's web consultant Wesley Donehue told CNN that the donations came from 3,300 unique contributors online, and did not include checks that are "pouring in" to the campaign.
Washington (CNN) –U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI are investigating a reported threat against Rep. Todd Akin, a police spokeswoman said Thursday.
There is "an active, open investigation, Lt. Kimberly Schneider said, without revealing further details, citing a policy against discussing the security of members of Congress.
Tampa, Florida (CNN) - Facing pressure from Republican heavyweights in Washington to abandon his Missouri Senate bid, Rep. Todd Akin is huddling with top conservative activists in Tampa to assess whether to move forward with his embattled candidacy.
Akin spent Wednesday night and Thursday in a series of private meetings at the two-day summit of the Council For National Policy (CNP), a secretive group of conservative leaders who are meeting in Florida before next week’s Republican National Convention.
(CNN) – Even as the official Republican Party continues to try to derail Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin over his remarks about “legitimate rape,” a powerful force within the GOP has begun rallying to the candidate’s side: the party’s socially conservative base.
Powerful Christian activists in the GOP have begun pushing back against party leadership, alleging it has gone too far in trying to thwart Akin and it is attempting to sideline issues that social conservatives care about, such as abortion.FULL STORY
(CNN) – Rep. Todd Akin, embroiled in scandal after a controversial remark he made about rape, announced Thursday he hit a fund-raising goal of $100,000 in the last two days.
"Over the past 48 hours, I have apologized, been attacked by the party bosses, yet through it all, voters have rallied behind me," Akin said in a statement released by his campaign.
St. Charles, Missouri (CNN) – While Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri has largely stayed on message regarding her opponent Republican Rep. Todd Akin and his status in their upcoming Senate race, she used the whole controversy to lighten the mood a bit before a stump speech.
Responding to a man who asked how her day was going as she waited for a microphone to be set up, McCaskill said, "You know, everything's pretty boring these days."