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December 07, 2012


Senate Republicans Quietly Backed Akin

The National Republican Senatorial Committee "quietly sent $760,000 to the Missouri Republican Party in early November, just as the state GOP was mounting a last-minute TV ad blitz to boost Rep. Todd Akin's sagging Senate campaign," Politico reports.

"The disclosure is highly significant because the Senate GOP campaign committee promised to abandon Akin after failing to push the conservative congressman out of the race following his August declaration that 'legitimate rape' rarely leads to pregnancies because female bodies often shut down."

Rick Klein: "Sen. John Cornyn and NRSC leadership - indeed, virtually the entire national GOP establishment - was clear and adamant: Akin was not and would not receive their support. As Republicans struggle with their proper role in primaries going forward, good luck convincing candidates and activists in any given state to take national signals seriously going forward."












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