The Senate Conservative Fund endorsed Todd Akin Thursday.
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The Senate Conservative Fund endorsed Todd Akin Thursday.

Date: September 27, 2012
By: Eric Stoyanov
State Capitol Bureau

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U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin spoke optimistically about his chances of winning the Senate race Thursday.
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Wrap: At a press conference in the state Capitol Todd Akin said Claire McCaskill is worried about her chances of reelection . Akin added McCaskill's aggressive tone at their recent debate contrasted from her debates with Jim Talent in 2006, where Akin said she was more "ladylike."

Protesters showed their disapproval of Akin at the press conference. Planned Parenthood spokesperson Michelle Trupiano says Akin is not right for Missouri.

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Description: "Todd Akin is too far to the right, he is too far extreme, and he is not right for the state of Missouri."
 

There are less than six weeks until the election. The McCaskill campaign was unable to comment.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Eric Stoyanov.

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More than a month after suffering a major blow to his campaign, U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin is confident in his chances of beating Claire McCaskill
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Wrap: At a press conference in the state Capitol, Todd Akin spoke optimistically about his chances of winning the senate election. He also received positive news about campaign finances Thursday. The Senate Conservatives Fund endorsed the Akin campaign Thursday and will give the campaign 290-thousand dollars. Akin says this endorsement makes sense.

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Description: "I think it's logical. I am a conservative, they are conservatives. I think it's a common sense type of thing."

It was not all positive for Akin on Thursday. Members of Planned Parenthood and the Missouri National Organization for Women showed their disapproval of Akin at the press conference saying he is not right for Missouri.

There are less than six weeks until the election.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Eric Stoyanov.

 

No support visible for Todd Akin rally supposed to begin a half hour ago at state Capitol.

 
About a dozen protesters were told to move to third floor because they didn't have a permit.

 

 

PHOTO CRED: Elizabeth Hagedorn


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