U.S. Senate race
The Missouri congressman's remarks in a 2008 speech on the House floor that equated abortion providers to terrorists were being recirculated Wednesday.
Although he has a history of supporting bills with earmarks, Rep. Todd Akin is now aligning himself with a group that wants to ban them.
The Senate Conservatives Fund pledged Thursday to direct $290,000 to Republican Todd Akin's campaign.
Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum and South Carolina Sen. Jim Demint announced endorsements for Todd Akin's Senate campaign.
Todd Akin, Claire McCaskill and Jonathan Dine shared their views on key issues for November's U.S. Senatorial race.
Akin said in a statement Thursday that the fact that the embassy attack occurred on Sept. 11 suggests it was planned and not spontaneous.
About 300 people gathered Tuesday night for an event sponsored by a new group called Women Standing with Todd Akin.
Within hours of Todd Akin winning the Republican nomination, Claire McCaskill was casting him as a conservative extremist. Akin countered by portraying McCaskill as a big-spending liberal.