Akin Advisers Ready for Candidate to Withdraw From Race Tuesday – Schweich and Wagner Mentioned as Replacements

It’s over for Akin.
Advisers are readying for him to withdraw from the race tomorrow.
TPM reported:

Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin’s advisers are making preparations to withdraw from the race Tuesday, GOP operative Richard Grenell and RedState.com editor Erick Erickson report. Grenell cited “GOP sources” in his tweet announcing the withdrawal, which has yet to be confirmed by Akin.

Twitchy has more.

State Auditor Tom Schweich and Congressional candidate Ann Wagner are being mentioned as a replacement.

John Ashcroft, Jim Talent, and Kit Bond are also being mentioned as replacement candidates.

Crossroads and the NRSC withdrew support for Akin earlier today.

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  • badactor51

    So, Claire McKaskil runs unopposed? Sounds like the Obama way.

  • Mad Hatter

    The Republicans will find a candidate, you seriously don’t think they’re not going to field someone against McCaskill?

    I don’t know what the process is, or how it will play out, but there will be a candidate for the Republicans.

  • Sarah

    Thank God!

  • Freddy

    The Akin I just heard on the radio did not sound like someone that is about to quit.

    The bloggers are going down hard on this fraud of an attack.

  • snap boy

    Link at drudge says John Ashcroft, Jim Talent, Kit Bond, Anne Wagoner (former ambassador, running for Akin’s House seat), and auditor Tom Schweich are in the running to replace Akin.
    I hope the Show Me’s understand that “cover the naked statues” Ashcroft might not be the best substitute… I feel positive about Talent or Bond, don’t know anything about the last two.

  • bg


    this is what the man said:

    “It seems to me, from what I understand from doctors, that’s really
    [Mr. Akin said of pregnancies from rape.] “If it’s a legitimate rape,
    the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down. But let’s
    assume that maybe that didn’t work or something: I think there should be
    some punishment, but the punishment ought to be of the rapist, and not
    attacking the child.”

    read it “in context”..

    also say a prayer for those who believe
    they are judge jury & executioner.. 😡

    this is reminding me more and more
    of how the right crucified Cain.. :-(


    as all will soon enough learn..

    there is a God, and we are the people, Amen..


  • Kate

    They should go with Brunner. He came in second in the primary.

  • dave

    John Brunner and only Brunner is my honest opinion had a 12 pt advantage over Claire!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • retire05

    Can we now demand that every DEMOCRAT who has ever uttered a stupid statement during a campaign be required to quit? After all, if Akin is required to step down over ONE stupid remark, surely the Democrats will want to hold their candidates to the same standard, right?

    So………………….let’s start with Obama.

  • http://en.gravatar.com/teachx3 TeachX3

    Kate, #7 & dave, #8 … YES, agreed!

  • http://en.gravatar.com/teachx3 TeachX3

    retire05, #10 … exactly. This entire fiasco is ridiculous, the double standards are mind numbing!

  • bg



    Blacks pummel white guy for ‘fun of it’

    then again, maybe not..

    i mean, so called conservatives pummel
    Akin, gotta be for the fun of it, right??


  • CT

    Atkin’s only honorable move is to withdraw. Missouri GOP’s only hope is Ann Wagner.

  • Paul A’Barge

    What happened to the candidate supported by Sarah Palin? Have Republicans learned nothing?

  • http://www.chipbennett.net/ Chip Bennett

    If Akin withdraws, it will be the state GOP committee that chooses his replacement. That’s why names like Talent, Ashcroft, Bond, Schweich, and Wagner are being discussed, instead of, say, Bruner and Steelman, who were actually primary candidates.

    The state GOP committee choosing Akin’s replacement worries me more than Akin staying in the race, to be completely honest.

  • Dagny

    Not sure how this works. Wouldn’t Brunner or Steelman come into consideration too?

  • bg


    PLEASE note the HEADLINE does NOT fit the NARRATIVE..

    Todd Akin Legitimate Rape Comments:
    Proof the Tea Party is Full of Crazy Social Views


    damn, if this keeps up, might as well
    switch back to the Democrats.. uhg!!


  • Dagny

    #16, just saw your post, thanks for explaining and I agree with you 100%!

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