Leaders of several conservative Christian and social-issues groups said they would step in with organizational, financial and news-media help. The Family Research Council said it now hoped to sponsor independent advertising and phone banks and solicit donations for Mr. Akin. And by Wednesday evening, those tiny donations requested by Mr. Akin’s campaign several times this week were starting to add up. Mr. Akin’s Twitter account reported that he had set a goal to raise $100,000 by midnight and had raised $88,000.
Carol Wessel Boyer, a member of the state Republican committee, said she was among those who had sent a contribution — and that she intended to send more before the day was out.
“I’m very disappointed in the rest of the country,” she said. “They don’t live here, and they don’t really know the politics of the state of Missouri.”
Thursday, August 23, 2012
New York Times: Akin road to victory difficult, but possible
An examination of the Missouri Senate race in today's New York Times indicates that while things are much more difficult for Todd Akin thanks to his "legitimate" rape statement in an interview with Charles Jaco, there is still a path to victory: