What a shock. As I predicted a few weeks ago, the Republican party money is starting to flow back into Missouri to help the Senate candidacy of Rep. Todd Akin. The National Republican Senatorial Committee, after swearing they would not support his campaign, now says they might do so:
“There is no question that for Missourians who believe we need to stop the reckless Washington spending, rein-in the role of government in people’s lives, and finally focus on growing jobs in this country, that Todd Akin is a far more preferable candidate than liberal Sen. Claire McCaskill,” NRSC executive director Rob Jesmer said. “As with every Republican Senate candidate, we hope Todd Akin wins in November, and we will continue to monitor this race closely in the days ahead.” …
Asked to clarify whether it might spend money on Akin, the committee declined to comment, citing a desire not to broadcast its strategy.
In other words, if their internal polls show he has a chance of winning, they’ll throw some money his way. The RNC and Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS will almost certainly follow suit.