Shimkus, rejecting the two-month extension, says a one-year extension would get the issue “out of political debate.”
Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat is one of the top targets for Republicans hoping to regain a Senate majority in the 2012 elections.
However, members of the group say the plan requires a temporary extension on the debt limit to develop a bill.
Todd Akin had nearly $1.2 million in his campaign account at the end of June.
Congressman Akin says he is very, very serious about possible run.
Following a strong run for the U.S. House, St. Louis attorney takes aim at upper chamber