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Newt Gingrich to support Todd Akin in St. Louis

Date: September 20, 2012
By: Christine Roto
State Capitol Bureau

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Once Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich will be in St. Louis on Monday to help fundraise for Todd Akin's campaign.
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Wrap: The former Republican presidential candidate has offered to come show his support for Todd Akin, according to Akin's campaign adviser Rick Tyler.

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Description: "Newt understands that Missouri, or should I say that the Republicans really don't have a plan to win the majority unless they can actually win Missouri."

Tyler says Gingrich will help raise the money to fill the gap between Akin's and McCaskill's campaign funds.

Tyler worked as Press Secretary for Gingrich for 13 years.  

Calls to Claire McCaskill's office and the Missouri Democratic Party were not returned.

From Jefferson City, I'm Christine Roto.


Intro: 
Former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be in St. Louis Monday to help fundraise for Todd Akin's campaign.
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Wrap: Akin's campaign adviser Rick Tyler says he is confident Gingrich's support will help fill the gap between U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill's campaign funds and Akin's. 

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Description: "I think it will definitely go a long way toward doing that. I think Newt is a significant draw, and I think we have the potential to raise the significant amount of money because we definitely need to close the gap."

The Missouri Federation of Republican Women Vice President Rosa Robbs says Akin still has a lot of support in Missouri.

Calls to Claire McCaskill's office and the Missouri Democratic Party were not returned.

From Jefferson City, I'm Christine Roto.

Intro: 
As the deadline to drop out of the Senate race quickly approaches, Todd Akin continues to push forward with his campaign.
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Wrap: That  deadline is Tuesday, September 25.

Candidates who drop out are then responsible for covering the costs of ballots sent out on September 22 overseas and to the military.

The Secretary of State's Communication Director Stacie Temple says the costs would be substantial.

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Description: "It's very difficult to determine exactly what those costs would be because it just depends on exactly where each local election authority is in their printing process."

Former presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will be in St. Louis on Monday, September 24, to help Todd Akin raise money for his campaign.

From Jefferson City, I'm Christine Roto.


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