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.
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.
All the big MO GOP names interested in replacing Akin but Auditor Tom Schweich is the sole new name being floated.
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) August 20, 2012
John Ashcroft, Jim Talent, and Kit Bond are also being mentioned as replacement candidates.
Crossroads and the NRSC withdrew support for Akin earlier today.