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No Pay, No Play: Akin TV Ads Canceled

Television ads for Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin have been canceled after Akin's campaign failed to pay the whole bill, Talking Points Memo reports.

Rep. Todd Akin is facing a new round of bad publicity today after reports have emerged that he has failed to pay for his television advertising on time.

Talking Points Memo reports that the Akin campaign’s TV ad buy with KOMU, a NBC affiliate in Columbia, was canceled.

According to KMOX, the campaign had paid the first half of the buy, but the station did not receive the other half. KOMU also said that it has confirmed that other stations have been put in the same position.

Sarah Mcadoo, an accounting assistant for KSHB-TV in Kansas City, confirmed to KOMU that Akin's ads had been pulled from their log. The Akin campaign told KOMU that the payment is forthcoming.

According to the KOMU story, Ryan Hite, campaign spokesman for Todd Akin, said: 

"Our media buyers are constantly adjusting our strategy according to different media markets in Missouri. According to my understanding of this specific instance, air time was reserved, an initial payment was made, and when their ad schedule was set in stone, the other final portion of the payment is being sent tomorrow."

This follows on the heels of Akin's . He has lost the financial backing of several national sources. 

Conservative super  from the Missouri Senate race. Crossroads had been spending money on ads against McCaskill.

Larry A. September 08, 2012 at 01:09 PM
Republicans definitely do NOT believe what Akin spewed forth. If you had read the news before you posted, you would know that several key Republicans have already told Akin he should take a hike. If one is going to run for a lofty office such as U.S. senator, try being a bit more articulate. This guy hurt himself pretty bad.
Stephen Comfort-Mason September 09, 2012 at 02:59 AM
Todd Akin is a Congressman all Missouri can be ashamed of. In another thirty days Akin will realize he self-distructed several weeks ago, too late for someone else to wage a reasonable campaign. It has always been "all about Akin", especially so now. Akin has always been an ineffective Representative, representing only fellow wing-nuts and wackos in my District. Now the entire country knows what a reprehensible, selfish, and bat-shit crazy person he is. One wonders how John Burroughs School can hold their head up with Akin as a graduate...
Mike September 09, 2012 at 04:35 AM
I'm guessing his numerous supporters on this site will be sending him money ASAP. My dad used to call that throwing good money after bad. Send him BIG checks he needs your help!!!
Michele F September 10, 2012 at 03:25 AM
Let's remember that what Mr. Akin said about rape and abortion has also been stated by Paul Ryan.
Scott Simon September 13, 2012 at 05:23 PM
Oh? Please link a reference to a video of him saying that. Non-referenced statements like this fall under the category, "My opinion is a fact."

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