Newt Gingrich

Newt Gingrich to Help Todd Akin Raise Money

Guys who say really stupid things need to stick together

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Newt Gingrich will be in St. Louis on Monday fundraising for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, a source close to the former House speaker confirmed.

"If the Akin campaign can use his appearance to reach out through online fundraising, this can help," the source close to Gingrich said. "There will be no establishment $2,500 checks for Akin…If he is going to build it, it will be one dollar at a time — and time he is running out of."

Nearly every prominent Republican, including Mitt Romney, distanced themselves from Akin when he made comments last month that he believes it is rare for a woman to conceive after a "legitimate rape." Akin later apologized. Notably, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Gingrich have defended the shunned congressman.

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