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National GOP pulls funding from Todd Akin’s Missouri race
|Contributor||Homegrown Democrat |
|Last Edited||Homegrown Democrat Aug 20, 2012 02:44pm|
|Author||Nia-Malika Henderson and Paul Kane|
|Media||Newspaper - Washington Post|
|News Date||Monday, August 20, 2012 06:40:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn (R-Tex.) informed Rep. Todd Akin on Monday that the national GOP will not spend money to help elect him to the Senate after 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.
Akin had refused to withdraw his Senate campaign earlier Monday as Republicans, hoping to contain damage to the party brand, stampeded away from the staunch anti-abortion Senate candidate after he used the phrase “legitimate rape” in talking about abortion and pregnancy.