Akin aide: Crossroads, NRSC want McCaskill to win

“I’m convinced now they don’t want Akin to win,” said an Akin advisor

By Jillian Rayfield

Published October 17, 2012 6:54PM (EDT)

Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo.                (Facebook/supportakin)
Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo. (Facebook/supportakin)

Todd Akin may have gotten a bunch of Republicans back into his camp following those "legitimate rape" comments, but according to Akin's campaign, there is something nefarious about the NRSC and Crossroads GPS's reluctance to support him.

“I believed at one time they did want Akin to win, even though they didn’t want to admit it,” Rick Tyler, a senior Akin advisor, told Alex Pappas and Alexis Levinson of the Daily Caller. “I’m convinced now they don’t want Akin to win.”

“They would rather lose this race and give it to McCaskill than have Todd Akin win,” Tyler said. “This has somehow gotten to be personal with them. So they’re willing to throw away the Senate majority. They’re willing to keep Obamacare right where it is.”

Jillian Rayfield

Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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