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Todd Akin drops out … of the GOP convention; still clinging to US Senate candidacy


Todd Akin appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” today, telling George Stehpanopoulos he will not attend the Republican National Convention. On @GMA, Akin says he "respects the wishes" of RNC Chair Priebus and won't go to Tampa. — amy walter (@amyewalter) August 22, 2012 Better to bail than not be admitted @ABBruns: Todd Akin will not […]

Low-life Missouri state senator retweets Todd Akin’s cellphone number


Early Wednesday morning, Twitter user Scott R. Faughn urged followers to harass U.S. senate candidate Todd Akin by calling or texting his personal cellphone number. At Ben @Grivno's suggestion, screencap with redacted phone number. @support @abuse @twitter — ScottO the Intrepid (@gscottoliver) August 22, 2012 The tweet wasn’t just despicable — tweeting “people’s private and […]

Todd Akin petitions for support, blames liberal media for pressure to drop out; Update: ‘Thank you for standing up against the liberal elite’

With the deadline having come and gone for Rep. Todd Akin to withdraw without penalty from the race for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat, Akin has set up an online petition (and call for donations) called “Still Standing.” “We all make mistakes,” says a statement on the site. “When you make a mistake you tell people you’re […]

Peter Fonda, Denis Leary continue celeb pile-on of Todd Akin

Last week U.S. Rep. Todd Akin was the congressman nearly no one had heard of, but his comments about rape and abortion Sunday turned the tables, leaving celebrities talking about him. Hollywood was quick to pile on, and as the deadline for Akin’s withdrawal from the Missouri Senate race looms, celebrities are continuing to hammer […]

Todd Akin to Sean Hannity: ‘My interest in this race has to do with America'; Akin digs in


When Rep. Todd Akin appeared on Sean Hannity’s radio show yesterday, the host urged him on air to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. With a deadline to withdraw from the race looming, Akin returned to Hannity’s show today, and certainly didn’t sound like someone who was going anywhere.

Actress Martha Plimpton: Todd Akin speaks for entire GOP; Update: Plimpton doubles down

Martha Plimpton

Apparently, like her fellow lefty luminaries Michael Moore  and Jan Schakowsky, Martha can’t be bothered to do any research before she opens her mouth. Fortunately, we’re here to help. Here are a few items to get her started: Some Republicans say Rep. Todd Akin should step down; Updated Romney-Ryan campaign: ‘We disagree with Mr. Akin’s statement’ Romney: […]

Video: Todd Akin apologizes for ‘legitimate rape’ remark, asks for forgiveness


Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin released an apology ad Tuesday asking voters to forgive him for suggesting that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant. Transcript via Politico: “Rape is an evil act. I used the wrong words in the wrong way and for that I apologize. As the father of two daughters, I want […]

Todd Akin to appear on ‘Piers Morgan Tonight'; Update: interview pulled; Obama campaign co-chair: Akin ‘real position’ of GOP


Minn. Rep. Todd Akin has been announced as a guest on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.” Earlier in the day, CNN had tweeted that Claire McCaskill would share her reaction to Akin’s comments on the show. However, the link embedded in the tweet appears to be broken. She says she was "stunned" by the comments of @RepToddAkin. […]

Politico reporter removed from Todd Akin coverage after ‘defending’ comments

Politico’s David Catanese has been removed from covering the Todd Akin story after posting a series of tweets hypothetically defending Akin “for argument’s sake.” Catanese’s tweets, covered by Twitchy last night, had some calling for his firing, but for now it appears that Catanese will remain, albeit not on the Akin story. Catanese says he’s […]

Todd Akin to withdraw from U.S. Senate race tomorrow?

Todd Akin

Earlier today in an interview with Mike Huckabee, Akin indicated that he would not be dropping out of the race. Twitchy will monitor this story as it develops and will update accordingly. *** Red State’s Erick Erickson is asserting that Akin will indeed withdraw: Todd Akin will withdraw from the MO Senate race. — Erick […]

GOP Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison condemns Todd Akin’s rape remarks; lefties call her a hypocrite

Kay Bailey Hutchison

The U.S. senator from Texas is the latest GOPer to condemn Todd Akin’s stunningly ignorant comments on rape. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison on Akin: "I don't think he represents our party in any way" — Paul Werdel (@prwerdel) August 20, 2012 Naturally, there were plenty of liberals who were unable to process the fact that […]

Scott Brown calls for Todd Akin to drop out of Senate race

This morning, Sen. Scott Brown tweeted that Rep. Todd Akin should apologize for his “legitimate rape” comment. I found Todd Akin’s comments about rape victims outrageous and way over the line. He needs to apologize. — Scott P. Brown (@SenScottBrown) August 20, 2012 Apparently he’d like a little more than an apology. Scott Brown calls […]