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  • Rep. Todd Akin (left), Missouri Republican Senate candidate, accompanied by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, speaks during a news conference Sept. 24, 2012, in Kirkwood, Mo. Akin is seeking to unseat Democratic incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill in the November election. (Associated Press)

    Conservative fund considers backing Mo. Rep. Akin

    A conservative fundraising group that had shied away from Missouri Rep. Todd Akin is now seriously considering whether to come to the embattled Republican's aid in his challenge to Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, an official with the group said Monday.


  • Rep. W. Todd Akin, the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri, speaks during a news conference in Kirkwood, Mo., on Monday. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is campaigning with the hopeful. (Associated Press)

    Akin gets some good news as super PAC mulls funding

    Missouri Republican Rep. W. Todd Akin is still flying mostly solo in his race for U.S. Senate, but some bright spots have appeared on his horizon as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich campaigned with him Monday and a conservative major super PAC confirmed it's seriously considering helping him out.


  • Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill (right) speaks Sept. 21, 2012, as she looks toward Republican challenger Rep. Todd Akin during the first debate in the Missouri Senate race in Columbia, Mo. (Associated Press)

    Akin, McCaskill trade barbs in first debate

    Besides attacking each other over Medicare, school lunches and the Iraq war, Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and GOP challenger Rep. Todd Akin spent their first debate Friday blaming each other for the gridlock in Congress that has stalled crucial pieces of legislation over the last two years.


  • Akin has seven days to make call on campaign

    Rep. W. Todd Akin has one week left to decide whether he's staying in the Missouri U.S. Senate race, and the Tuesday deadline holds fear and hope for the congressman who would face a barrage of new attacks from Democrats by staying but might win support of some conservative groups that have been sitting on the sideline.


  • Akin, the ‘legitimate rape’ candidate, gets back on campaign trail

    Beleaguered Republican W. Todd Akin hit the campaign trail last week for the first time since the infamous interview that put him at odds with his party's leaders and initially appeared to doom his bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in Missouri.


  • Rep. W. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican, talks with reporters about his Senate candidacy. He has apologized for insensitive remarks about rape but the Republican Party still wants him to drop out of the race. (Associated Press)

    Akin vows to stay in Missouri Senate race despite GOP ire

    Defiant Rep. W. Todd Akin of Missouri vowed Tuesday to stay in his state's U.S. Senate race as the Republican nominee, letting pass an initial withdrawal deadline despite near-unanimous demands from Mitt Romney and a parade of prominent Republicans that he step aside after his insensitive remarks about rape and abortion.


  • ** FILE ** In this Feb 18, 2012, file photo, Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, waves to the crowd while introduced at a senate candidate forum during a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)

    Akin renews vow to stay in race for Senate

    Rep. W. Todd Akin renewed his vow to carry on with his embattled Senate campaign Tuesday, even as a key deadline loomed to withdraw from the race over his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape."


  • **FILE** Rep. W. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican (Associated Press)

    Rep. Akin: 
I 'misspoke' 
in remarks
 on rape

    Rep. W. Todd Akin of Missouri, a conservative Republican U.S. Senate candidate, quickly backed off comments that aired earlier Sunday, in which he told an interviewer that a woman's body "has ways" to prevent pregnancy during rape and that such pregnancies are "really rare."


  • McCaskill waits for GOP foe in Missouri

    Three Republicans hungrily eyeing Claire McCaskill's Missouri Senate seat have spent the past few months trying to tarnish each other's conservative credentials while polishing their own — a tactic that's designed to appeal to Tuesday's primary voters but one that could hurt the party's chances against the vulnerable freshman Democrat in November.


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