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ST.. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Rep. Todd Akin sent this newsletter asking for support for his run for US Senate.  The e-mail was sent just before his news conference scheduled for 4:30pm on Friday.

There have been calls for Akin to withdraw his bid for Clair McCaskill’s senate seat. He caused a national uproar fro comments he made on FOX 2’s Jaco Report last Sunday.

This is an excerpt from the letter he sent to his supporters:

 

Dear Friends,

Just yesterday Mike Huckabee released this statement:

“I’ve always believed and still do, that if you don’t honor your friendships, you don’t honor yourself. And I consider Todd a friend. So I will join Todd as often as I can, in his fight for our Party’s pro-life policies, traditional marriage and our efforts to rein in the massive expansion of government under President Obama.” ~Mike Huckabee

This was a very heartwarming appeal, but I was even more touched when in the face of the GOP establishment’s attack on me, you honored our friendship.

Your recent support gave me the courage I needed to fight on, thank you for standing with me, and supporting my campaign to defeat Claire McCaskill.

We’ve set a goal to raise $212,000 by midnight tonight and I need your support now more than ever!