August 22nd, 2012
08:04 AM ET
10 years ago

Akin takes on 'party bosses,' insists he 'can win this race'

(CNN) - A pariah among what he calls "party bosses," Republican Rep. Todd Akin turned to the Internet on Wednesday to help pay for a U.S. Senate campaign that's lost funding since his controversial remark about rape and pregnancy.

Akin, no longer the expected beneficiary of millions of dollars from GOP and outside groups, asked supporters via Twitter to put in a few bucks.


Filed under: Abortion • Missouri
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Al-NY,NY

    Akins is right...there are enough stupid and gullible people that will still vote for this clown. Not only due to his completely inappropriate comments but even if he performed a human sacrifice on camera.

    August 22, 2012 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  2. THE truth

    Awesome... I wonder if he believes dinosaurs roamed the earth 500 years ago, too?

    August 22, 2012 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  3. Dean

    Let's see what the voters in Mo. decide. I predict an Akin victory.

    August 22, 2012 08:44 am at 8:44 am |
  4. Gurgyl

    Entire GOP is under "DRUGS". How idiotic!!! Yes, on Obama12.

    August 22, 2012 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  5. Thomas

    Mitt, you can't lead your own team. What kind of leader in would you really be for the USA? A terrible one.

    Obama/Biden 2012

    August 22, 2012 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  6. mb

    The GOP only has loyalty to big money. They want akin to drop out, after his comment. I guess it goes to show they're just like Mitt, a bunch of flip floppers. The GOP is only loyal to what the koch brothers want, and nothing else. I will be voting a straight dem ticket in november.

    August 22, 2012 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  7. Orwell sees it, again & again

    You spoke your mind.
    You revealed the GOP platform to stop women from having a choice.
    You have the divine secret knowledge and are better than that flip-flip Robney.
    You are the real Christian.
    You should be POTUS, listen to the voices like Guv Perry from Texass.
    You are not not a hypocrite like them.
    But you are a sociopath just like them.

    August 22, 2012 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  8. Pete

    Akins comments and his ignorence in staying in this years political race has women nationwide ticked off with republicans as a whole..CNN in a poll last night had a 89-11 tally with women and others on republicans recent stances on the anti- abortion issue.This alone could be their downfall,its evident just with this poll,not just with one party but all across the board.Everyone is getting tired of these righteous republicans and their neanderthal agendas with healthcare,voters supression,minority rights ,seniors rights,just too much to list,its all out in public and Romney all have to answer for it in the debates in the near future,he is your candidate right?He's lousey in debates you hypocritical republicans are well aware of it,remember his butt being kicked in the primaries,his challenger won't be so extreme,just factual and Romney as you also know has trouble being honest on his past facts..Especially the supposid facts he and Ryan conjure up just to keep his political base awake,they're boring and intelligent people as voters well know they flip as fast as they flop,they were hot and heavy in the anti-abortion issue even going as far as no abortions even when its life threatening to the women,now they again change their stance,as fast as they said everything else,to pandering to whom ever is in the room at the time,it never changes,it never will ...When will you ignorent ,illiterate racist republicans learn to pick a smart one,ya never have yet ,all losers and you'll never will ,you pick as dumb as you are,so its an inherient trend isn't it!!!

    August 22, 2012 09:40 am at 9:40 am |