McCaskill hits Akin on rape comments in ad
September 25th, 2012
09:32 PM ET
2 years ago

McCaskill hits Akin on rape comments in ad

(CNN) – Sen. Claire McCaskill is using her rival Todd Akin's comments on "legitimate rape" in a new television ad, part of a statewide buy in Missouri for the incumbent Democrat.

The ad frames Akin as out of touch with Missouri voters, also hitting the Republican congressman for his stance on social security, Medicare, the minimum wage and student loans.
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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
Akin passes on last chance to drop out, Republicans write off Senate seat
September 25th, 2012
08:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin passes on last chance to drop out, Republicans write off Senate seat

Washington (CNN) - Instead giving in to fellow Republicans desperate for him to drop out of the Missouri Senate race, a defiant Todd Akin gathered conservative supporters and launched a campaign bus tour.

"I have one purpose going into November and that's replacing [Democratic Senator] Claire McCaskill," the congressman said to an applauding crowd in St. Louis on Tuesday, the last day state law permitted him to remove his name from the ballot.

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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
Tuesday is Akin’s last chance to withdraw from Senate race
September 25th, 2012
03:31 AM ET
2 years ago

Tuesday is Akin’s last chance to withdraw from Senate race

(CNN) – Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, under fire for his controversial rape comments, has until Tuesday to drop out of the U.S. Senate race – but he has vowed to continue.

Akin became a political pariah after an appearance on Missouri television station KTVI on August 19, where his comments on rape-induced pregnancy caused public outrage.

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Akin deflects question on 'rape' comment in debate
September 21st, 2012
02:56 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin deflects question on 'rape' comment in debate

(CNN) – Rep. Todd Akin couldn't escape questions about his now-infamous comments on "legitimate rape" from August during a U.S. Senate debate Friday, deflecting the inquiry as tangential to the real issues his race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill should be about.

"I've answered this question repeatedly," Akin said. "I don't believe this election overall is about talk."
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Filed under: Claire McCaskill • Missouri • Senate
Akin focuses on McCaskill in new ad
September 14th, 2012
05:51 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin focuses on McCaskill in new ad

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Missouri
Akin, returning to Capitol, says he's 'totally in' Missouri race
September 10th, 2012
09:09 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin, returning to Capitol, says he's 'totally in' Missouri race

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."
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Filed under: Congress • Missouri • Senate
Huckabee rallies Missouri pastors to Akin's side, attacks GOP establishment
August 24th, 2012
09:04 PM ET
2 years ago

Huckabee rallies Missouri pastors to Akin's side, attacks GOP establishment

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Mike Huckabee • Missouri
Akin vows to remain a candidate for the U.S. Senate
August 24th, 2012
03:55 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin vows to remain a candidate for the U.S. Senate

(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.

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Filed under: Missouri • Senate
Todd Akin gets online fundraising boost
August 24th, 2012
02:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Todd Akin gets online fundraising boost

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri • Republican Party
Capitol Police, FBI investigating threat against Akin
August 23rd, 2012
06:36 PM ET
2 years ago

Capitol Police, FBI investigating threat against Akin

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Missouri
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