Aiken-gate is hurting the GOP who is pulling money from the Missouri senate race. The social conservatives are going to be the death of the GOP.
National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (R-Texas) has informed Rep. Todd Akin that the national GOP will not spend money to help elect him to the Senate in the aftermath of Akin’s controversial comments about “legitimate rape,” according to an NRSC aide.
Cornyn also told Akin that, by staying in the race, he is endangering Republicans’ hopes of retaking the majority in the Senate, the aide said.
It’s the second example Tuesday of Republicans pulling money from the race. The GOP outside group American Crossroads and its affiliated nonprofit Crossroads GPS have also canceled a scheduled buy this week on Akin’s behalf. (That news was first reported by Politico and confirmed to The Fix.)
Akin said in an interview on Mike Huckabee’s radio show about 1 p.m. eastern that he will stay in the race.
“I’m not a quitter. My belief is we’re going to move this thing forward,” he said.
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