legitimate rape http://kbia.org en Akin not ruling out political return after loss http://kbia.org/post/akin-not-ruling-out-political-return-after-loss <p>Todd Akin isn't ruling out a political comeback, nearly six months after losing Missouri's U.S. Senate race amid widespread criticism of his comments about "legitimate rape."</p><p>Akin recently spoke to KSDK-TV in his first interview since losing the November election to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. He said he's ready for a comeback, but hasn't decided if that will be in academia, public speaking, or even politics.</p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:42:41 +0000 Associated Press 32836 at http://kbia.org Akin not ruling out political return after loss Rape remark defined Akin's campaign, McCaskill win http://kbia.org/post/rape-remark-defined-akins-campaign-mccaskill-win <p>Missouri congressman Todd Akin called it his "six-second mistake." But his brief remark about "legitimate rape" was more than enough to sink his U.S. Senate campaign.</p><p>Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill defeated her Republican challenger with nearly 55 percent of the vote to Akin's 39 percent in Tuesday's election. It was the largest margin of victory in a Missouri Senate race since 1994.</p> Thu, 08 Nov 2012 13:19:12 +0000 Associated Press 24215 at http://kbia.org Rape remark defined Akin's campaign, McCaskill win Senate Conservatives Fund supporting Akin in Missouri http://kbia.org/post/senate-conservatives-fund-supporting-akin-missouri <p>A conservative fundraising group has endorsed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin and is pledging to direct $290,000 to the Republican's campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 21:20:41 +0000 The Associated Press 21911 at http://kbia.org Senate Conservatives Fund supporting Akin in Missouri Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin in Mo. Senate race http://kbia.org/post/santorum-demint-endorse-akin-mo-senate-race <p>Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin has won two high-profile Republican endorsements a day after guaranteeing his candidacy would continue.</p><p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 22:53:49 +0000 Associated Press 21846 at http://kbia.org Santorum, DeMint endorse Akin in Mo. Senate race 40,000 sign Planned Parenthood petition on Akin http://kbia.org/post/40000-sign-planned-parenthood-petition-akin <p>Supporters of Planned Parenthood have delivered petitions with 40,000 signatures to the office Republican Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, expressing anger and outrage over comments he made about rape.</p><p>About a dozen advocates and supporters of Planned Parenthood gathered at Akin's district congressional office in suburban St. Louis on Wednesday to deliver the petitions. Akin aide Steve Taylor collected them and invited five of the protesters in for a face-to-face meeting.</p> Thu, 30 Aug 2012 13:10:54 +0000 Associated Press 20288 at http://kbia.org 40,000 sign Planned Parenthood petition on Akin Akin holds sudden St. Louis press conference, again, says he's still in race http://kbia.org/post/akin-holds-sudden-st-louis-press-conference-again-says-hes-still-race <p>Republican U.S. Representative Todd Akin held a brief press conference this afternoon in St. Louis, where he again re-iterated his intention to stay in the race for the U-S Senate against Democrat Claire McCaskill. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:46:18 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19995 at http://kbia.org Akin holds sudden St. Louis press conference, again, says he's still in race Rasmussen poll shows McCaskill up 10 points on Akin http://kbia.org/post/rasmussen-poll-shows-mccaskill-10-points-akin <p>Rasmussen Reports has released <a href="http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_senate_elections/missouri/questions_2012_missouri_senate_august_22_2012">a poll of 500 Missouri voters</a> that shows US Representative Todd Akin is now trailing his Democratic opponent in the US Senate race by 10 points. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 21:11:03 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19927 at http://kbia.org Rasmussen poll shows McCaskill up 10 points on Akin Hartzler says Akin should drop out http://kbia.org/post/hartzler-says-akin-should-drop-out <p>Just before 6:00pm Wednesday, Missouri Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R) issued this statement via email: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 22:57:47 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19871 at http://kbia.org Hartzler says Akin should drop out Republican calls for Akin to bow out intensify http://kbia.org/post/republican-calls-akin-bow-out-intensify <p>There have been a flurry of statements issued Tuesday afternoon calling for Republican US Representative Todd Akin to drop out of the race for the U.S. Senate. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 20:35:12 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19792 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Akin seeing what support he can get as deadline approaches http://kbia.org/post/talking-politics-akin-seeing-what-support-he-can-get-deadline-approaches <p>For KBIA’s Talking Politics, Ryan Famuliner sat down with Terry Smith, a regular contributor to the show, to talk about the fallout from Rep. Todd Akin’s comments regarding abortion and rape. Tue, 21 Aug 2012 16:42:54 +0000 Ryan Famuliner 19770 at http://kbia.org Talking Politics: Akin seeing what support he can get as deadline approaches Todd Akin's campaign hit hard by comments on "legitimate rape" http://kbia.org/post/todd-akins-campaign-hit-hard-comments-legitimate-rape <p>Republican Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on rape and abortion in a weekend interview have prompted a storm of reactions nationwide.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:32:17 +0000 Ryan Famuliner, Scott Pham & Adam Allington 19719 at http://kbia.org Todd Akin's campaign hit hard by comments on "legitimate rape"