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Akin Joins GOP Bus Stop in Valley Park

Patch is live on the scene at the Victory Fieldhouse: Friday afternoon the statewide slate of candidates has included Todd Akin since the controversial remarks he made about "legitimate rape." Return for updates after the GOP bus stops here.

With the Republican Party finally diverting campaign dollars to U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Akin, R-Wildwood, GOP members appear to be standing behind him in this final weekend before Tuesday's vote.

Akin and a fairly large crowd already is gathering at Victory Fieldhouse in Valley Park for the St. Louis portion of the Missouri GOP Bus Tour Stop.

For its part, Missouri's Republican party members consistently pledged they would work to help Akin defeat Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Today, as the Missouri GOP’s slate of candidates kicked off a statewide bus tour, the party offered Akin full support.

The bus tour ran through Lee’s Summit, Joplin, Springfield and Jefferson City on Thursday. It planned to stop at St. Joseph, Kirksville and St. Louis today.

Jim Descher November 03, 2012 at 06:07 PM
In my opinion, it is an embarrassment that Republicans are now supporting Todd Akin. By analyzing his idiotic comments concerning "legitimate rape", it is clear he thinks that if a woman becomes pregnant, then she obviously wasn't raped. That is not a "six second mistake", as he is now spinning his gaff in commercials, it is his mindset. I cannot believe anyone especially a woman, Republican or not, would ever vote for a man who thinks like that. He likened a sitting United States Senator to a dog...how classy for a man who wants the position himself! I really enjoyed his observation that Claire McCaskill wasn't very "ladylike" while debating. Really? Only a man who thinks of women in the way Akin does would make a comment like that. Republicans may not agree with every vote Claire McCaskill makes or with every item in her belief system. But it doesn't mean you lower your standards so low that you cast a vote for Todd Akin. It doesn't mean you should lower the U.S. Senate by giving him a membership either. A vote for Akin does both.
Chillidan November 03, 2012 at 08:05 PM
At least he doesn't support the mass genocide of unborn children in this country.
Eileen Tyrrell November 04, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Jim Descher I support Todd Akin. I am not going to let one misspoken statement wash away years of a record that has been about defending life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Now I will turn your statement back to you: I don't know how Democrats can support Senator Obama and now President Obama after he could passionately argued, as a IL State Senator, against giving medical treatment to a baby that survived an abortion! That alone should make one question a man's character. And now with all that has come out with the 9/11 attack in Libya. Our POTUS went to BED without convening the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG). http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-250_162-57544026/sources-key-task-force-not-convened-during-benghazi-consulate-attack/ "a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds". No forces were sent to rescue AMERICANS being attacked on AMERICAN SOIL. AND where has Senator McCaskill been amidst all this controversy? No where near protecting American Lives. Not surprised
RDBet November 04, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Spare us the fake concerns over the unborn. Your cult must be really desparate. Akin favors puppy torture. Actually he doesn't. Politicians don't control these puppy torture rules or whether abortions occur. They just use you fools so they can get power.
Eileen Tyrrell November 04, 2012 at 02:56 AM
RDBet, it is easy to hide behind a screen name. Fool? cult? torture? You have nothing but weak, bully tactics.
Eileen Tyrrell November 04, 2012 at 02:53 PM
The Missouri Senate race is about more than just a sound bite. http://www.examiner.com/article/missouri-senate-race-is-about-much-more-than-a-sound-bite
RDBet November 04, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Yeah, like I am going to give my name to some internet idiot babbling on about people supportng mass genocide. Eric Rudolph fan club.
Ana November 05, 2012 at 02:37 AM
Any women in Missouri that would vote for this man is a disgrace of all women that worked so hard to become equal to men in this country.You should be ashamed of your self.You should be voting for your daughters,grandaughters,nieces, Before you vote on Tuesday think do we really want another man telling women what they should and should not do? It's so sad.

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