St. Louis, MO: Today the Akin Campaign released a new ad highlighting veterans who support Todd Akin. "It's really pretty stunning that Claire McCaskill would question Todd Akin's support for the military while Todd's own son is deployed with the Marine Corps," said Rick Tyler, senior adviser to the campaign.
Today the Akin Campaign announced that the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) PAC, SAFE Trust, endorsed Todd Akin for Senate. NFIB is the nation's leading small business association representing small and independent businesses. A nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1943, NFIB represents the consensus views of its members in Washington and all 50 state capitals.
Today the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) announced its endorsement of Todd Akin for Missouri's seat in the United States Senate. Todd Akin has an A from the NRA while Claire McCaskill has an F.
I can attest that when I served as director of Planned Parenthood in Bryan, Texas, we often scared women into getting services they did not need - including abortion - so we could collect the fees. This included women who were not pregnant and women who were in the process of miscarrying.
The Akin campaign released the following endorsement from singer, actor and writer Pat Boone:
"I'm strongly supportive of Todd Akin for US Senator from Missouri. My ancestor Daniel Boone would be, too--he and Rebecca had 10 kids, definitely pro-life."
Claire McCaskill has questioned Todd's position on earmarks. For the record Todd's position on earmarks has been clear and consistent and is not in conflict with Senator DeMint's ban on earmarks. Claire McCaskill, meanwhile, claims to oppose earmarks but has consistently voted for them, including the stimulus package which was the most earmarked, pork-laden bill in history. Below are just a few examples of the wasteful spending Claire McCaskill voted for in the stimulus:
I am calling for the immediate suspension of foreign aid to Egypt. Any ally is expected to protect a nation's embassies and in this they have failed. The fact that this occurred on September 11th suggests that the attacks were planned and not spontaneous. In addition, Americans consider the repeated burning of our flag a fundamental insult...