Akin Lashes Out At GOP Establishment

In a fundraising memo sent out Thursday morning, Akin responded to Sen. John Cornyn's (R-Texas) comment last week that the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which Cornyn chairs, is "done" supporting Akin's candidacy.

Republican Senate hopeful Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.), owner of the now infamous remark that women have the biological ability to shut down pregnancies caused by rape, released a stinging attack against the so-called “Party Bosses” within the GOP.

In a fundraising memo sent out Thursday morning, Akin’s campaign responded to Sen. John Cornyn’s (R-Texas) comment last week that the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which Cornyn chairs, is “done” supporting Akin’s candidacy.

“Rather than swallowing their pride and admitting they were wrong to not help Todd Akin, Party Bosses are doubling down,” said Akin’s son and campaign manager Perry Akin. “For too long, DC Party Bosses have wanted to have their cake and eat it too. They appeal to pro-life conservatives for their money. Then when a defender of life needs their help, they turn their backs.”

Despite his controversial comments, Akin’s core supporters in Missouri have stood by him in his bid to unseat incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D). However, Akin’s remarks were considered highly offensive to a number of Washington Republicans, who have since been looking for ways to back out of supporting him.

A Rasmussen survey released last week showed Akin trailing McCaskill by six points, a figure that likely gives Republicans sufficient cover to shift their energy and money to other key Senate races.

Tags:

Geoff Holtzman
Geoff Holtzman is Talk Radio News Service's Deputy Bureau Chief. As one of TRNS's primary correspondents, he helps cover the White House and Capitol Hill. Geoff also covered the 2012 presidential campaign, following the candidates to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida and elsewhere. In the process, he learned that not all Motel 6's are created equal. Follow Geoff on Twitter @Geoff_Holtzman.

Click here for: Friday, April 25

● FDA seeks to expand tobacco regulations

● U.S. Constitution on trial

● The benefits of child immunization

● Shrinking youth vote

● College football unionization under review

● The medicated classroom

Deaths Reported As Ukraine Begins Offensive Against Russian Separatists

The Ukrainian armed forces cleared three road blocks near the flashpoint city of Sloviansk, according to the country’s information ministry.

Poverty Is Killing Us

It’s time to eliminate poverty in America, and give everyone a shot at living the American Dream.

Former Blue Angels Officer Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment

Former Commanding Officer of the Blue Angels, the Navy’s acrobatic fighter squadron, Capt. Gregory McWherter has since been reassigned.

Poll: Paul Leads Clinton In Swing State Colorado

Clinton also ties with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.

Pentagon Rejects Report Of U.S. Base Overrun By Al-Qaeda

Pentagon officials claim the base was operated by Libyan personnel, not by U.S. forces in secret.