Rep Todd Akin Already Invoked In Georgia 12 Race

Well, that didn’t take long.

The following press release was just received from the campaign for Rick Allen, running against Lee Anderson in tomorrow’s runoff for GA-12:

Augusta – After their advertisement was proven to a flat-out lie, career politician Lee Anderson’s campaign has pulled the advertisement, which was produced by disgraced Missouri U.S. Senate Candidate Todd Akin’s media firm, off the airwaves. Lee Anderson’s campaign began falsely running an advertisement accusing Rick Allen of committing a felony on Friday – less than one week after being caught falsely accusing Rick Allen of donating to John Barrow in a mail piece sent to thousands of voters.

“While Lee Anderson’s television ad, which has now proven to be a flat-out lie, has been an absolute disgrace, the way he has betrayed Georgians’ trust by repeatedly raising their taxes, including his votes for the largest tax increase in Georgia history, is even worse,” Allen said.

Anderson’s Media Consultants, Ohio-based Strategy Group for Media, also produced the television advertisements for disgraced U.S.  Senate Candidate Todd Akin, according to Federal Election Commission reports dated July 12, 2012.

If you have not been following the news the past 36 hours, you may not be aware that Rep. Akin has been in a bit of media hot water over his service on the House Science Committee without benefit of the knowledge of what 5th grade girls are told when they are removed from their elementary school class en masse while the boys remain behind and watch Old Yeller.

But given that this is a Republican primary in a socially conservative area, perhaps the real negative message on Anderson the Allen campaign is attempting to convey is that Anderson is sending his campaign cash to consultants in Ohio.


  1. southernpol says:

    If this is some sort of standard, then I guess we can assume Rick Allen endorses Doug Collins and Bill Carruth?

    Maybe one of the dumbest “attacks” I’ve ever seen. Someone actually thought this was a good idea?

  2. Big Tuna says:

    I always get a little tired of the “career politician” attack. Isn’t the guy hurling the attack someone who aspires to career politician status? Isn’t that why he/she is running in the first place? Am i being overly cynical?

  3. I’ve not seen the ads in the 12th. So I have no comment on them.

    But the Strategy Group are good guys. It’s irrelevant that they did work for Akin, which is a mighty stretch. In fact, since Akin was running in third until the end in Missouri, it actually speaks well of them.

    A candidate signs off on everything, or authorizes someone else to do so. Hold the candidate accountable for their campaign, not vendors. The candidate ultimately authorizes decisions.

  4. saltycracker says:

    Akin will certainly put the Republican platform in the limelight. It’ll be a dance as Romney’s direction is different with exceptions for rape, incest, mother’s health….Thank goodness no one cares what the platform says……Another darn pledge issue…

      • Charlie says:

        “Akin may be an idiot, but at least he’s a GOP vote.”

        I’m not willing to accept “he’s an idiot, but he’s our idiot” anymore. Not on this topic. I want no association with someone who needs to excuse his position of ignoring what a woman must go through who first has to deal with the trauma of rape, and then has to deal with the consequences of a pregnancy, by making up junk biological science to support his treatise.

        My thought today is the same as it was yesterday when I learned of his statement. “The desire to take the U.S. Senate is not sufficient reason to defend the idiocy that is Todd Akin’s statement.”

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