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.

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