Gingrich Says Akin Victory Will Send Message to GOP Establishment: Voters Count
October 31, 2012

Akin Brings Gingrich to KC for Campaign Swing
October 30, 2012

Akin & Gingrich in St. Louis in September

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin plans a big swing through Kansas City Tuesday with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
Akin has a Plaza fundraiser with Gingrich planned for midday.
The men will tour a Lee’s Summit plan and hold a news conference in late afternoon.
There is another set of events planned for Tuesday evening in Lee’s Summit.
This is the second trip Gingrich has made into Missouri in support of Akin’s campaign.
He’s one of the few national GOP politicians to support the St. Louis Congressman.
Akin fell off the national GOP list of top-tier Senate candidates after his controversial remarks about “legitimate rape” back in mid-August.
During a September visit to St. Louis, Gingrich warned that if the Republicans abandoned Akin, it could cost the GOP control of the US Senate.
He also criticized national GOP leaders, and some in Missouri, who tried to push Akin off the ticket. Gingrich said Akin won the August primary “in a fair fight”.

Gingrich to Return for Akin, with 2-Day Stump in KC
October 25, 2012

Gingrich & Akin in St. Louis

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is returning to Missouri to campaign with Senate candidate Todd Akin.
Akin’s campaign announced Wednesday Gingrich will join Akin in the Kansas City area on October 30.
Gingrich is one of the few national Republicans to support Akin following his ‘legitimate rape remarks” early in the fall campaign.
Another long-time Akin loyalist, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was with the St. Louis area Congressman at campaign stops last weekend in Springfield.
Akin and Gingrich will host a fundraising lunch on the Brio’s Country Club Plaza at midday Tuesday.
There is another fundraiser planned for that evening. Akin and Gingrich will be joined by Kansas City conservative commentator Jack Cashill. That is scheduled for the Lakewood Oaks golf course clubhouse in Lee’s Summit.
Early Wednesday morning, October 31, Gingrich and Akin will be at a campaign rally at under the clock at Union Station .

Gingrich on Akin: “This is a Winnable Race”
September 25, 2012

Former candidate Newt Gingrich with Mo. GOP Candidiate Todd Akin

KIRKWOOD, Mo. — Newt Gingrich thundered into this sleepy St. Louis suburb Monday to demand that Mitt Romney and the Republican establishment put their weight behind Todd Akin’s embattled candidacy, warning that their hopes of a Senate majority will be imperiled if they don’t.
Stumping through the six-term congressman’s district, the former House speaker had some tough words for a Republican Party that has all but abandoned Akin after he said last month that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy.
Republican leaders have a “moral obligation” to get fully behind Akin, Gingrich said. He warned it would be “historically irrational” to sit out a crucial race and that a “monied establishment” should not lecture Missouri voters about a nominee who fairly won his primary battle.
When Akin wins, Gingrich predicted, they would invite every “idiot naysayer” in Washington to the victory party.
“If Todd and the people of Missouri prove it’s a close race, what’s the moral case for not backing the Republican nominee picked by the people of Missouri who is in a close race with an incumbent liberal Democrat?” Gingrich told reporters and Akin supporters packed into a rustic train station. “How do they go back to their donors and say, ‘I don’t want to throw the Senate away’?”
Gingrich’s defiant posture was meant to energize conservatives worried that the internal civil war over Akin would cost their party a sure bet: defeating first-term Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in the fall. It was also intended to put the onus squarely on GOP leaders, since a Tuesday deadline for Akin to withdraw is about to pass.
“This is a winnable race,” Gingrich said. “I don’t see how any national Republican in good conscience after tomorrow has any choice except to [support Akin]. … And I expect all of them will be in by mid-October.”

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Gingrich Campaigns With Akin, Day Before Deadline, Akin Insists He’s Staying In
September 24, 2012

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) – A day before the final deadline to stay in or drop out of the Missouri Senate race, congressman Todd Akin insists he’s not quitting.

Akin appeared Monday with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, ahead of a fundraiser in support of Akin’s campaign.

Akin is seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the November election. Many Republicans distanced themselves from Akin after his comments in August about what he called “legitimate rape,” including GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan.

But Gingrich has stuck with Akin, and says no poll has shown the race to be out of Akin’s reach. Gingrich believes other Republicans will return to supporting Akin by mid-October.
Akin starts a state-wide bus tour on Tuesday.