The RSCC has a message for Akin: 'by all means make your own decision whether you want to stay in or not. But know if you do stay you won't be getting any help from us.'
"Top Republicans in Washington and Missouri are abandoning Rep. Todd Akin in droves and calling on him to quit his Senate race against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill after his explosive remarks that victims of “legitimate rape” rarely get pregnant."
"Akin’s response so far: Sorry, but I’m not going anywhere"
"A GOP official told POLITICO that the National Republican Senatorial Committee will scrap $5 million in planned spending on the race if Akin refuses to drop out. NRSC officials want Akin to come to a decision on his own, “But if he stays in the race, the NRSC will be pulling out,” the official said.
“The committee has communicated to the congressman that we believe him staying in the race could put majority at risk,” the official added. “We will not be funding this race if he stays in.”
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So really from the Democratic stand point it's for the best if he does stay in. He can't drop out after tomorrow. So there isn't much time.
However, if he does then the replacement would be a non-democratically elected candidate which would also be interesting. What would that mean to have a candidate who was not elected by GOP primary voters but chosen by the RSCC?
For all that there are some who are even defending these comments:
But Akin wasn’t without defenders, including some prominent social conservatives.
“This is an effort to try to direct attention away from…Claire McCaskill, who has been supportive of Planned Parenthood – an organization that’s been under investigation for criminal activity,” Family Research Council President Tony Perkins said in between meetings of the RNC platform committee.
Perkins lashed out at Brown of Massachusetts for saying Akin should get out of the race."
“He should be careful because based on some of his statements there may be calls for him to get out of his race,” he said of Brown. “He has been off the reservation on a number of Republican issues, conservative issues I should say. His support among conservatives is very shallow.”
"Connie Mackey, the president of FRC Action PAC, said Republicans trying to pressure Akin out of the race lack “backbone.”
“We feel this is a case of gotcha politics,” she said. “We know who Todd Akin is because we’ve worked with him up on the Hill. He’s a defender of life. He’s a defender of families. This is just a controversy built up, it looks as though, to support his opposition. Claire McCaskill on the other hand has supported Planned Parenthood all these years…Todd Akin is getting a very bad break here. We support him fully and completely.”
"Mackey added that she’s not agreeing or disagreeing with his statement."
“I know nothing about the science or the legal implications of his statement,” she said. “I do know politics, and I know gotcha politics when I see it.”
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By all means don't give into "gotcha politics" Congressman. Stay in the race.