ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Is Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin facing a cash crunch? Todd Akin’s TV ads are reportedly being yanked from stations across the state because his campaign isn’t paying the bills.
KOMU-TV in Columbia says it received half of the payment for an ad buy and when it didn’t get the other half, it cancelled the rest of the ads. The station says it’s confirmed that other stations in St. Louis and Kansas City have been put in the same position.
You’ll recall that after Akin’s controversial comments about rape and abortion, major donors, Super PACs and even the Republican party said they would pull support.
An Akin spokesman told KOMU that it was a scheduling mistake and the final portion of their payments is coming in the mail, so to speak, to most of the stations.