Missouri TV station reportedly pulls Akin ads from airwaves

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 7 at 6:06 PM

ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Congressman Todd Akin’s campaign is denying a report a Columbia, Missouri television station pulled his ads because of non-payment. 

In an email to News 4, Akin spokesman Ryan Hite called the story “flat out factually incorrect.”

“There might be confusion over media buys, but anything on the air right now is paid for and paid in full,” Hite said.  

NBC affiliate KOMU-TV took Akin’s ads off the schedule because they had received only half the money they were owed.

Ever since his now well known misstatement on rape and pregnancy, Akin lost his mainstream support from Republicans and turned to raising money online directly from conservative supporters. He’s raised about $400,000 dollars in the last 20 days.

“People say you won’t make it, you can’t get elected and we say we fall on our face and we try again, that’s what this country is about,” said Hite.

Akin, if there are any money issues, is certainly showing no sign of backing out of the race against U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill.

Akin said Friday he plans to have enough money to stay on TV from now until the Nov. 6 election. His most recent ad buys expired earlier this week at some stations. But online records show Akin’s campaign booked additional spots Friday on at least one Kansas City TV station.

Akin made a campaign stop in Columbia on Friday while Senator Claire McCaskill campaigned in the St Louis area.

 

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