Sunday, August 26, 2012

Charlie Davis: Todd Akin is a strong, principled man

An article in today's Joplin Globe explores the varying degrees of support among local Republicans for Congressman Todd Akin following his "legitimate" rape comments.

Among them, Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Joplin:

State Rep. Charlie Davis, R-Webb City, is one of three state representatives from the area — along with Republicans Bill White of Joplin and Mike Kelley of Lamar — who are listed as endorsing Akin on the candidate’s website. Davis and White also have given Akin money, according to the FEC.
Davis called Akin “a strong, principled man who apologized for what he said.
“If someone apologizes sincerely, I accept it and go on,” Davis said. “I’ll bust my butt for the campaign if he stays in, but if he decides to bow out, I’ll do it for his replacement.”

I would be interested in hearing how the other representatives mentioned in the Globe article as well as other area politicians, including Sen. Ron Richard, feel about Akin's remarks. Hopefully, someone will ask them.

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