Akin reaches $1 million in online donations
MDN Menu
MDN.ORG Mo. Digital News Missouri Digital News MDN.ORG: Mo. Digital News MDN.ORG: Missouri Digital News

Akin reaches $1 million in online donations

Date: October 9, 2012
By: Christine Roto
State Capitol Bureau

 
Intro: 
Senate Candidate Todd Akin says he reached 1 million dollars in online donations.
RunTime:  0:37
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Akin campaign advisor Rick Tyler says the recent progress will be very beneficial to the campaign because it shows both national and local support.

Actuality:  TYLERC1.WAV
Run Time:  00:14
Description: "We can see that Claire McCaskill will raise a lot more money to run false and misleading ads about both her record and Todd's record. We're running a robust grass roots campaign where neighbors talking to neighbor about the truth about her record and about the truth of Todd's record."

Akin recently received endorsements from big names in the G-O-P such as Newt Gingrich, as well as a recent endorsement from the NRA.

Calls to McCaskill's campaign office were not returned for comment.

From Jefferson City, I'm Christine Roto.

Intro: 
The race for Missouri's Senate seat continues as Todd Akin claims he reaches 1 million dollars in online donations.
RunTime:  0:36
OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Akin campaign advisor Rick Tyler says donations have come in from all over the country to help Akin capture the Senate seat.

Actuality:  TYLERC2.WAV
Run Time:  00:14
Description: "They understand that if we do not capture the majority of the Senate, we don't...we cannot repeal Obamacare, we cannot reverse the trillion dollars of deficit to year over year, and we cannot restore America to a position of prosperity, freedom and strength."
 
 
Akin's remarks over rape and pregnancy sparked controversy in September, but Tyler says the campaign is very grateful for the contributions and support.
 
Calls to McCaskill's campaign office were not returned for comment.
 
From Jefferson City, I'm Christine Roto.
 


Missouri Digital News is produced by Missouri Digital News, Inc. -- a non profit organization of current and former journalists.