Ex-Senator Bond now backing Akin’s Senate bid

Ex-Senator Bond now backing Akin’s Senate bid

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Ex-Senator Bond now backing Akin’s Senate bid

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on September 28, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Updated Friday, Sep 28 at 4:34 PM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Missouri Sen. Kit Bond is now supporting Todd Akin’s Senate campaign after previously calling on him to quit.

 

Bond’s endorsement Friday marks an encouraging sign for Akin, who is trying to rebuild support among the Republican establishment after remarking last month that women’s bodies have ways of avoiding pregnancy in what he called “legitimate rape.”

Bond was part of a coalition of past and present Missouri senators who had urged Akin to drop out.  But Bond now says he believes Akin’s apology was sincere and will help his campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill. Bond says, quote: “It is time to focus on the national stakes in this election.”

Missouri Sen. Roy Blunt also recently backed Akin. But former Sen. John Danforth is still not doing so.

 

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