Women for Akin Campaign Kicks Off

Don’t forget Todd Akin: the official deadline to drop out—or be kicked out—of the race is still approaching. The Republican Missouri Senate candidate launched his new campaign, “Women for Akin,” on Monday with a video featuring five women supporters—one of whom is a rape survivor. It’s an odd approach for the Senate candidate, infamous for the legitimate rape comment he made in August. Charging forward, despite the GOP’s request that he drop out, is Akin’s family. With his son as campaign manager and daughter featured in his new campaign, his wife, Lulli, made waves Tuesday with a National Journal interview in which she compares the GOP’s alienation of her husband to “rape itself.”