The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Campaigns and Politics

August 20, 2012

Akin vows to continue as money, support dries up

WASHINGTON — Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican Senate candidate under pressure to abandon his campaign after saying that women's bodies can prevent pregnancy when they are victims of "legitimate rape," is now running into money trouble.

A National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee official has told The Associated Press that the group's head, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, called U.S. Rep. Todd Akin on Monday. The official says that Cornyn told Akin that $5 million in advertising the committee had set aside for the Missouri race would be spent elsewhere.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the conversation was private.

Akin is running against Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. A message seeking comment on fundraising was left with Akin's campaign.

Calls for Akin's exit from the race grew Monday, with at least two Republican senators -- Scott Brown of Massachusetts and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin -- saying he should resign the party's nomination.

But Akin, who has served six terms, pledged to continue the race.

"The good people of Missouri nominated me, and I'm not a quitter," he said. "And my belief is we're going to take this thing forward and by the grace of God, we're going to win this race."

1
Text Only
Campaigns and Politics
  • Leading Republican donor from Joplin calls Akin a “moron”

    A leading donor to Republican campaigns in Missouri, Joplin’s David Humphreys, denounced Todd Akin’s weekend comments about rape and abortion with a single statement emailed to the Globe today: “Akin is a moron,” said Humphreys.

    August 20, 2012

  • Missouri-Senate-Rape-_Cast.jpg Akin vows to continue as money, support dries up

    Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican Senate candidate under pressure to abandon his campaign after saying that women's bodies can prevent pregnancy when they are victims of "legitimate rape," is now running into money trouble.

    August 20, 2012 1 Photo

  • Missouri voters endorse state Proposition C

    Missouri voters on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a key provision of President Barack Obama’s health care law, sending a clear message of discontent to Washington and Democrats less than 100 days before the midterm elections. With about 70 percent of the vote counted late Tuesday, nearly three-quarters of voters had supported the measure.

    August 4, 2010

  • Neosho voters say ‘no’ to property tax

    A proposal to levy a property tax to help bail the city of Neosho out of its financial meltdown failed to muster even 40 percent approval from voters in Tuesday’s election.

    August 4, 2010

  • Jasper County choose incumbents for posts

    Voters in Jasper County on Tuesday tabbed the incumbents for two positions, Linda Williams as circuit clerk and John Bartosh for the Republican nomination as presiding commissioner.

    August 4, 2010

  • Pittsburg voters reject sales tax increase

    A proposed quarter-cent city sales tax increase in Pittsburg for street repairs was defeated Tuesday by voters, 1,243 to 1,031. The margin was 55 percent “no” votes to 45 percent “yes” votes. The totals are based on complete, but unofficial, returns from the Crawford County clerk’s office.

    August 4, 2010

  • Ruestman receives GOP nod; Krueger prevails in circuit clerk bid

    Republicans in Newton County on Tuesday overwhelmingly selected a state lawmaker to be their nominee for presiding county commissioner, according to complete but unofficial returns. Current state Rep. Marilyn Ruestman, of Joplin, with a total of 6,125 votes, led a field of four GOP hopefuls.

    August 4, 2010

  • Hunter McCleary Bill White beats Shelly Dreyer for nomination

    An intense and costly battle for the Republican nomination for Missouri’s 129th District House seat concluded Tuesday with a lopsided victory for William “Bill” White, who is seeking to fill the seat being vacated by Ron Richard.

    August 4, 2010 1 Photo

  • Moran holds lead in tight Kansas race

    Western Kansas U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran held the lead over Todd Tiahrt late Tuesday night in a contentious battle for the Republican nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from Kansas.

    August 4, 2010

  • Calloway defeats Titterington in 3rd District GOP race

    Terry Calloway defeated Chad Titterington Tuesday in the Republican primary race for the 3rd District seat of the Kansas House of Representatives.

    August 4, 2010

House Ads
AP Video
Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN
Business Marquee
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.
Facebook
The Joplin Globe on Facebook
Poll

Missouri's sales tax-free weekend begins Friday. Do you plan purchases around this weekend?

A. Yes.
B. No.
     View Results
Stocks
Featured Comment