Election 2012

Todd Akin Ads Dropped over Failure to Pay

Getting frozen out of funds for Missouri race starting to have impact


Missouri candidate for U.S. Senate Rep. Todd Akin (R)'s campaign coffers may have begun to feel the consequences of getting frozen out of his party's fundraising. Talking Points Memo is reporting that TV and radio stations are dropping Akin's ads because the campaign has failed to pay its bills.

According to St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOX, the Republican congressman's TV ad buy at the local NBC station was dropped when Akin made half of a payment for a series of spots, but failed to make a second payment. "The station says its confirmed that other stations from St. Louis to Kansas City have been put in the same position," said an article on KMOX's website.