Damn the Man

Akin Raised $1 Million

Who needs the establishment? Ever since Todd Akin drove away the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and even Karl Rove's Crossroads super PAC, with his "legitimate rape" talk, the Senate candidate from Missouri has raked in $1 million from mostly small-time donors, his campaign announced Tuesday. Akin hasn’t completely alienated every powerful Republican, either. On Monday, the National Rifle Association joined Jim DeMint and Rick Santorum as one of the big-time conservative entities backing his controversial campaign. Also on Monday, Akin revealed to the Springfield News-Leader’s editorial board that, in addition to his personal disdain for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and all equal-pay laws, for that matter, he’s in favor of doing away with the federal minimum wage.