American Crossroads pledged last week not to spend money in the Missouri Senate race as long as Todd Akin is the GOP candidate, and now they're starting to make good on the promise.
Crossroads canceled about $700,000 in reservations between Sept. 11 and Sept. 17, according to two sources tracking the 2012 air war.Todd Akin is getting an assist from the Susan B. Anthony List with an ad that features an abortion survivor and criticism of Barack Obama's votes as an Illinois State Senator in support of infanticide:
The conservative Susan B. Anthony List is poised to embark on a TV ad campaign challenging Barack Obama’s record on abortion, an official with the group tells POLITICO.
The initial ad is a $150,000 buy in Missouri, and shows a woman – Melissa Ohden – speaking to the camera about having been born alive in spite of an abortion procedure.And Todd Akin isn't sitting still either. The Akin campaign has queued up their "Case Against Claire" ad:
Politico: Akin tries to refocus on McCaskill:
Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is seeking to go back on offense against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, preparing a campaign video that attacks her record on a range of issues including health care and abortion.
The video, which was shared early with POLITICO, opens with a clip of Mike Huckabee — Akin's highest-profile defender at this point — saying that the core of the 2012 race is "not what [Akin] said. It's what Claire McCaskill did."