Politico Reports Missouri Delegates Support Akin
The GOP delegates spoke after a breakfast at the Republican National Convention.
Although the official start of the GOP convention in Tampa, FL, was pushed back due to concerns over Tropical Storm Isaac, many events went on as scheduled.
One of those events was a breakfast for Missouri delegates, who expressed anger at presidential nominee Mitt Romney's comments on the Todd Akin "legitmate rape" bruhaha.
Romney called on Akin to get out of the race for the good of the party.
According to Politico, many delegates argued that Akin could still win the race, pushing back against the notion that his remarks were a death blow to his Senate candidacy.
Quoting from Politico:
"Several delegates here in Tampa seemed angry at the national party, saying the decision to withhold millions of dollars in campaign funding is the real impediment in their effort to oust Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in November."
To read the full Politico story, click here.
The story also noted several delegates sported "Akin for Senate" buttons. It is worth noting that the delegates quoted in the Politico story are from outstate Missouri, including Fulton and Carthage. No St. Louis-area delegates were mentioned.
Patch's Red Arch survey of local Republicans showed a division among the area GOP.
For his part, Akin maintains he is still in this race. He released a new campaign ad today and told Charlie Brennan on KMOX this morning that he was undeterred by recent polling that puts Sen. Claire McCaskill ahead in the race for the U.S. Senate seat.