So the NRSC came through for Rep. Todd Akin after all

10 Dec

The congressmen responsible for the infamous “legitimate rape” remarks during the 2012 campaign against Claire McCaskill ended up benefiting from the Republican Party after their firing-squad like disavowal.

Late Thursday night, USA Today reported the NRSC “pumped $760,000 into the Show-Me State” in the closing days of the Senate contest.The NRSC money went to the Missouri Republican Party’s federal campaign committee in two installments of $360,000 and $400,000 each, on Nov. 1 and Nov. 2, USA Today reported:

The state party reported paying almost exactly that amount — $756,000 — to Strategic Media Placement, an Ohio firm that Akin had used to buy his TV ad time, on Oct. 30 and Nov. 1. The state party’s FEC report shows the funds were for “W. Todd Akin.”

Despite the last ditch effort, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) managed to defeat him by nearly 16 points.

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