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Akin Doubles Down on Extremism

UPDATE: PACs can give Akin $10,000 if $5,000 is allocated for the primary election, and $5,000 is allocated for the general election. 


Rep. Todd Akin responded to calls for him to drop out of the Senate race - again - saying he's in it 'til November. Akin appeared on KSDK this evening and went on to remark on what a "great team" he thinks Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan make as the Republican nominees for president and vice president and how he's "looking forward to voting for them." Not entirely sure the top of the ticket wants Akin's support, given how they've tried and tried to push him out of the race, but there you have it: Akin hearts Romney/Ryan.

Akin also goes on to double down on his - and the Republican party's - stance that there be no exception to abortion for rape or incest, even going so far to say he's "unapologetic" for his pro-life views, showing just how out of the mainstream he really is. 

Moving through the interview, around 7:50 mark, Akin is asked about fundraising given that the Republican party and outside groups have said that they are pulling all funds out of Missouri for the senate race. Akin's answer is alarming, not because of the fact that he's been able to be successful in grassroots fundraising, but for what he says at 8:00: "We certainly like the $10,000 checks..."

Alarm bells should be going off at the Federal Elections Commission given that candidates at the federal level cannot accept more than $2,500 for a primary, and an additional $2,500 for a general election for a total of $5,000. So about those $10,000 checks Akin refers to... we need some answers. 



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