Akin fights back against GOP chairman

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The son of Missouri Congressman Todd Akin is denouncing the chairman of the Republican National Committee for refusing any financial help for Akin's U.S. Senate campaign.

Akin's campaign released a link Tuesday to a video shot by conservative activists in which GOP Chairman Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) says that — even if Akin were tied in the polls with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill — "we're not going to send him a penny."

Akin's son and campaign manager, Perry Akin, said the comment reveals an "apparent personal vendetta." Perry Akin accused Priebus of "putting party power and political games ahead of the good of the country."

Priebus and other top Republicans have said Akin should drop his Senate bid because of his inflammatory remarks about rape and pregnancy. Akin has apologized.

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