Archive for Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Akin lets Mo. Senate withdrawal deadline pass

August 21, 2012


— The initial deadline for Republican Rep. Todd Akin to quit the Missouri Senate race has come and gone, with no signs that he plans to give up.

Tuesday at 5 p.m. was the deadline for Akin to withdraw from the race without a court order, but neither Akin nor anyone associated with his campaign filed the necessary paperwork with the Secretary of State's office.

Akin now has until Sept. 25 to withdraw, but he would need a court order.

Akin is facing intense pressure from national Republicans to get out of the race against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill.

Akin stirred outrage on Sunday when he said women's bodies are sometimes able to prevent pregnancies after what he called "a legitimate rape."


irvan moore 5 years, 6 months ago

if he withdraws and the party appoints another candidate could they bring in a carpetbagger or would it have to be a "real" resident of the district

Steve Jacob 5 years, 6 months ago

Another problem I think is a guy spent $75M of his own money to finish behind Akin in the primary, and if the party picked someone else, you know he has the money to sue.

Steve Jacob 5 years, 6 months ago

I think Akin was too stubborn to quit, and all his buddies abandoned him, so he said screw them.

Kirk Larson 5 years, 6 months ago

Akin is in trouble with Turd Blossom and other republicans because he said out loud what many of them believe: If a woman was "really" raped then she wouldn't be pregnant so there should be no abortion exception for rape victims. This is the position both Rmoney and Ryan have endorsed through "personhood" measures and by parsing rape by "forcible" or not.

Benthic 5 years, 6 months ago

Not surprising considering he is a legitimate a##hole.

Kate Rogge 5 years, 6 months ago

Now Claire McCaskill has a good chance to win it after all. What good news. The longer Akins stays in and big GOP money is denied him, the better chance the voter tide turns her way all the way through the election.

Ken Lassman 5 years, 6 months ago

Akin said: "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,"

Looks like the female body of Missouri voters is going to get the chance to shut that whole thing down--his chances for getting elected, that is.

ThePilgrim 5 years, 6 months ago

Akin already was screwed. His smug mug on TV saying that student loans were like "Stage 3 cancer of socialism" was a perfect opp for McCaskill. Is this loser the best that Repubs can do? he had to have big Koch money to have gotten this far.

Mike Ford 5 years, 6 months ago

the complex is going to attach akin to the romney/ryan train....maybe make clowns publically own the policy code language they speak amongst each other to confuse and recruit genuises like want to get over on women???? own it publically and the consequences to are you people smart enough to tie your shoes in the morning?

beatrice 5 years, 6 months ago

Akin won't abort the race at this late term.

Why should he? After all, he represents the views of the GOP's own platform by wanting to deny abortion to all, including rape victims. Heck, he represents many of the conservatives here on this site ... be they on this site under one name only or their twentieth. He absolutely should stay in the race because he represents American conservativism. He might even win.

jonas_opines 5 years, 6 months ago

In heat over comments on rape and conception, Akin pressured by his mates to pull out before he's finished prematurely.

oldbaldguy 5 years, 6 months ago

folks he is still ahead in the polls in Missouri. don't count your chickens until they hatch. this guy has always been like this. his district has elected him 6 times. has to be a reason for that.

Glenn Reed 5 years, 6 months ago

I don't see the problem with this guy staying in the race. His views are in line with the modern republican party.

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