Congressman Todd Akin would like his supporters to tell his opponent that they still back his quest for a Senate seat in Missouri in spite of the massive controversy over his recent statements on “legitimate rape,” pregnancy and abortion. The only problem is, Mr. Akin had a little trouble properly spelling the petition he posted online asking for help against his opponent, incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill.
“Tell McCaskill That Your Standing With Todd Akin!” declared the misspelled headline on the web page for the petition Mr. Akin launched this afternoon.
Mr. Akin is sticking with his Senate bid against the wishes of Republican Party leadership, which he estimates has cost his campaign coffers “many millions of dollars.” He is hoping to make up for this with “grassroots” support and donations. In his petition, Mr. Akin makes his pitch to prospective supporters and asks them to accept his apologies and “chip-in $3 as a sign of support of my continued candidacy?”