Akin Joins GOP Bus Stop in Valley Park
Patch is live on the scene at the Victory Fieldhouse: Friday afternoon the statewide slate of candidates has included Todd Akin since the controversial remarks he made about "legitimate rape." Return for updates after the GOP bus stops here.
With the Republican Party finally diverting campaign dollars to U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Akin, R-Wildwood, GOP members appear to be standing behind him in this final weekend before Tuesday's vote.
Akin and a fairly large crowd already is gathering at Victory Fieldhouse in Valley Park for the St. Louis portion of the Missouri GOP Bus Tour Stop.
For its part, Missouri's Republican party members consistently pledged they would work to help Akin defeat Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. Today, as the Missouri GOP’s slate of candidates kicked off a statewide bus tour, the party offered Akin full support.
The bus tour ran through Lee’s Summit, Joplin, Springfield and Jefferson City on Thursday. It planned to stop at St. Joseph, Kirksville and St. Louis today.