The newly elected 113th Congress includes the first Buddhist to serve in the Senate and the first Hindu to serve in either chamber.
The divide between Missouri’s senators is emblematic of the stalemate in Washington.
Gingrich joined Akin for a rally Wednesday with about 100 supporters in Kansas City.
Missouri Democrat’s campaign says TV commercial will run during St. Louis Cardinals NLCS games.
But if he’s elected, it will say a lot both in Missouri and nationally, about the positions he’s taking.
Sunday, on NBC’s Meet the Press, Gingrich said Todd Akin is the choice of the people of Missouri.
The bureau’s political action committee backed Akin over Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill by a 99 percent vote just three weeks ago.
The Farm Bureau’s Estil Fretwell says a majority of county Farm Bureau leaders want to reconsider the endorsement.
There have been no public calls for embattled Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin to leave the race. But Akin faces a tight deadline if he decides to do so.
Millions of dollars have been spent in campaign ads linking McCaskill to President Obama’s policies.