Senate Race

  1. Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin’s response to a Sunday news show question on abortion has some in the GOP calling for him to bow out of the race, She the People’s Melinda Henneberger writes.  

    Here’s more on his original comments. 

    “First of all, from what I understand from doctors, (pregnancy from rape) is really rare,” Akin told KTVI-TV in a clip posted to YouTube by the Democratic super PAC American Bridge. “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

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  2. Instagram photos taken by Samra Khawaja

    Conservative group Americans for Prosperity targeted Senate candidate Tim Kaine (D) in Richmond Friday afternoon while on a bus tour across Virginia.

    As the speakers took turns taunting the Supreme Court’s ruling on health care as well as Kaine’s economic policies, a group of liberal protestors stood outside the conservative-owned pub where the rally took place to welcome the group.

    The AFP speakers, including Mechanicsville, Va. Tea Party chair Gary Baugh and Fox News contributor Kate Obenshain, encouraged supporters to continue exercising grass-root efforts to reach out to voters as they “fight for change.” AFP  launched a $9 million ad Friday attacking President Obama and the healthcare law.

    The group will make their final stop in Loudoun, Va. on Saturday morning.

  3. Sen. Roger Kahn, R-Saginaw Township, has announced himself as a possible candidate against Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator, Carl Levin. Since 2006, Kahn has been serving in the state Senate. Levin has held his position since 1979.

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