Scenes From the Todd Akin Campaign Watch Party

A pair of Akin fans at last night's watch party.
In retrospect, the outcome of the evening should have been clear around 8:40, just after FOX2 News (KTVI) announced that Claire McCaskill had a commanding sixteen percent lead over Todd Akin with four percent of precincts reporting.

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A few Akin supporters at the candidate's election watch party at the Doubletree Hotel in Chesterfield appeared concerned. But just after the early returns flashed across the bottom of the screen for the second time, a young woman began circulating through the crowd with an armful of Akin for Senate t-shirts.

"Would you like one?" she asked. "Sorry, we only have sizes small and extra-large."

"I'll have a small, please," said one young woman. The two men standing next to her smiled, but declined the free shirts.

Outside in the lobby, all the Romney-Ryan merchandise was still for sale. Though, to be honest, the display didn't look very disturbed and had, in fact, been abandoned.


They stood just inside the door of the ballroom: a group of actual Missouri Women who Stand With Todd Akin. Since "legitimate rape," it was hard to remember that such creatures existed.

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Doubletree Hotel

16625 Swingley Ridge, Chesterfield, MO

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@justamexican @RiverfrontTimes It's a guilty pleasure to engage in Schadenfreude, but I confess I enjoyed reading that article you linked.

Matt Madden
Matt Madden

...but it doesnt matter cu he still lost!!!

Rick Rodinis
Rick Rodinis

Apparently the same women have been swimming in River Des Peres.

Robert Winkelmann
Robert Winkelmann

Leslee, I'm glad there are conservatives like you. It's reassuring to know there are some people who won't just blindly support their side and that there are limits any sensible voter has for the politicians they are asked to vote for. We need to start holding them ALL to a higher standard.

Leslee Brown
Leslee Brown

I am a female conservative and there is NO WAY I would've ever supported Todd Akin after his comments about "Legitimate" rape. The bottom line is that I, the voter, vote to elect someone on their ability to represent me, not represent their own twisted religious/over zelous view of the world. Maybe that shoudl be a wake up call to the Todd Akins of the world. You represent me, not yourself.

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