New Support for Todd Akin

According to Talking Points Memo, Todd Akin's got a super PAC - a real one - behind him and they're ponying up $800,000 to place ads asking folks to vote for Akin because he'll help tip Senate support to a potential Romney administration. Guess they haven't seen the latest polls or else they wouldn't be counting their chickens before they're hatched. It doesn't necessarily  look like there's going to be a President Romney.

Be that as it may, the Now or Never Pac, which supported Sarah Steelman in the primary contest, is, to put it gently, kind of holding its metaphorical nose and sneering at old Todd as it tosses money in his direction:

Todd Akin may have not been our first choice for Republican nominee in the race to replace Claire McCaskill," said Tyler Harber, the group's spokesman. "But, Congressman Akin plays an important role in securing the Senate chamber."

Respectable GOP contempt aside, it might be just what Akin needs. Missourians have definitely gone rampaging off the reservation into wild, red territory in the past couple of years - it's hard to believe that Akin polls as high as he does without positing some sort of mass insanity. Add to that fact that no matter what his overall chances are, Romney is likely to take Missouri (although we've still got to work our tails off to get out the vote and gin up Obama's share of the popular vote), and he could possibly pull Akin along with him. A last minute money boost with a "take your medicine for Romney and the GOP" message might be just what the GOP doctor ordered.

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