Without big donors, Missouri Senate candidate Akin seeks small handouts

Thursday, August 23, 2012 | 9:23 p.m. CDT; updated 11:01 p.m. CDT, Thursday, August 23, 2012

JEFFERSON CITY — Abandoned by deep-pocketed national groups, Rep. Todd Akin is passing a collection plate among his remaining supporters, asking for a few dollars at a time in hopes of sustaining a Senate campaign jeopardized by his remarks about women's bodies and "legitimate rape."