Aug 21, 2012
Daines Silence On Akin Deafening
Montana Congressional candidate Steve Daines is supported by one of the only groups who continues to stand behind Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin. After Akin's offensive comments about pregnancy and rape, Democrats and Republicans alike have criticized Akin and he's lost the support of Republican groups like the NRSC and Karl Rove's American Crossroads. However Susan B. Anthony List, which has endorsed Daines, has doubled down on their support for Akin. After Steve Daines couldn't even be bothered to comment to the Associated Press on Akin and his campaign noted he agrees with Akin's opposition to abortion in cases of rape, Daines should denounce this group for supporting Akin.
"It's disturbing that not only is Steve Daines silent about Todd Akin's offensive comments, but Daines is still accepting support from groups that are standing with Akin," said Stephen Carter of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. "After Democrats and Republicans alike condemned Todd Akin, Steve Daines says nothing. The fact that Daines continues to accept the support of a group that stands with Akin is proof that he’s too out of touch for Montana."
Susan B. Anthony List Remains Behind Todd Akin. Anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List reaffirmed their support for Todd Akin even saying “We are proud to support Congressman Akin.” [Buzzfeed, 8/20/12]
Steve Daines Is Endorsed by Susan B. Anthony List. In July 2012, the Susan B. Anthony List endorsed Daines calling him a “voice for pro-life taxpayers.” [Susan B. Anthony List, 7/26/12]
Campaign Rep. Said Daines Disagreed with Akin’s Comments But Reinforced Agreement with the Policy. Daines’ campaign manager responded to the Associated Press for Daines and failed to disagree with the crux of Akin’s comments concerning rape, saying merely, “Daines is opposed to abortion in all cases except when the life of the mother is at risk.” [Associated Press, 8/20/12]