WASHINGTON — The Senate Conservatives Fund, an influential political action committee founded by GOP Sen. Jim DeMint, is weighing whether to endorse Todd Akin, the GOP Senate nominee in Missouri who earned the ire of his party with his controversial comments on rape and pregnancy.
In an email sent to its members on Thursday, SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins makes the case for Akin, arguing that conservatives should back the controversial congressman in his bid to oust incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill because the race is “winnable” and could determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.
Hoskins asked members to vote on whether the fund should endorse Akin or not.
If the fund decides to back Akin, it could potentially steer hundreds of thousands of dollars to his struggling campaign. But at least one expert says that won’t be enough to change the dynamic of the race, which has started to tilt in McCaskill’s favor.