Earlier this week, Todd Akin announced that his campaign would be traveling the Show Me State by bus. Billed as the Missouri Common Sense Bus Tour, Akin is appearing at locations around the state with other conservative leaders.
The tour began Tuesday in St. Louis and will finish Friday in Kansas City. Stops along the way include Cape Girardeau, Joplin, Springfield, Jefferson City, and others. The pictures here were taken at the Thursday stop in Columbia, MO.
Akin got a boost earlier this week when former Speaker of the House, Newt Gingrich, came to town to stump for him. On Tuesday evening, Senator Roy Blunt issued a statement endorsing Akin's Senate bid. The statement read in part:
Congressman Akin and I don’t agree on everything, but he and I agree the Senate majority must change. From Gov. Romney to the county courthouse, I'll be working for the Republican ticket in Missouri, and that includes Todd Akin