senate conservatives fund http://kbia.org en Akin parses stand on pet projects in Senate bid http://kbia.org/post/akin-parses-stand-pet-projects-senate-bid <p>Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has backed millions of dollars in pet projects in recent years. He even proudly defended one for military armor during a television ad in his Republican Senate primary.</p><p>Now Akin has aligned himself with a group that wants to ban home-state spending items known as earmarks. And the membership of the Senate Conservatives Fund has pledged $290,000 to help finance his cash-strapped campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.</p><p>Akin denies that it's a reversal and rejects any assertion of a quid pro quo for campaign cash.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:58:42 +0000 Associated Press 22056 at http://kbia.org Akin parses stand on pet projects in Senate bid Conservative group considers supporting Akin http://kbia.org/post/conservative-group-considers-supporting-akin <p>A group supporting conservative Senate candidates is considering whether to toss a last-minute life preserver to Missouri congressman Todd Akin.</p><p> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:12:43 +0000 Associated Press 21694 at http://kbia.org Conservative group considers supporting Akin