Tea Party-backed candidate wins Mo. primary in upset
Todd Akin(R) comments on victory
- Duration 3:38
- Date Aug 8, 2012
Todd Akin(R) comments on victory
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-- -- -- -- -- Tea Party backed and he just pulled off an upset in Missouri's senate primary election he will face Democrat Claire McCaskill in November.
Homes and -- welcome to the program would have -- It's good to have you have a chance to chat Stewart.
By the way we did call center on the counsel's office for an interview we got no response -- yet.
But so you all going to be portrayed as an extremist -- -- Tea Party guy you're a conservative even some Republicans.
Will chastise you for being a conservative.
Can you win.
-- certainly that sounds like a Washington DC talking I'll let me talk about the state of Missouri in the state of Missouri.
We want less government less taxes so balanced budget and paying down the deficit and that may sound strange -- somebody from the coast but we are conservative out here.
Tell you talk about maybe somebody from the coast got off and -- if I have -- senator McCaskill.
Ran some ads before this election.
Before the the vote the other day.
She ran some ads which implied that she wanted you.
Has her opponent because she thinks she can beat you because you'll be painted as an extremist.
The you're telling made about doesn't fly in Missouri at this moment.
Well I certainly think it does and then if you take a look at her as she basically attacked all three of us in the area that she thought we were weak.
In my case because I'm rated the most conservative congressmen in Missouri.
She thought all I have to be too conservative and that's what the -- said Aiken is too conservative but doesn't.
Claire McCaskill is too liberal she's been a rubber stamp for Obama she supported Obama care.
Of the citizens of Missouri have said.
We don't want the efficiency of the federal government and the compassionate IRS running our health care system.
So she's an -- with 71%.
Of our citizens here.
If elected would you flat out support Mitt Romney -- idea of tax reform which is lower tax rates fewer deductions.
Well I think that's absolutely necessary if you take a look at where we are we've got the highest corporate tax rate in the world.
And people are complaining about jobs this is just insanity.
And what we need to do is we have to drop that rate and I think I flatter.
Kind of rate is a lot better.
You know I -- -- -- it disappeared but we've got tipped cruise in Texas mr.
Murdoch and Indiana now you in Missouri I guess -- not disappeared.
You going strong still.
Well yes I don't know that the Tea Party in Missouri is a very diverse group when they were supporting different candidates so it was more just a conservative that was me that one.
So what do you say to keep body Missouri's a -- votes -- loss of diverse opinion.
All kinds of Republicans and -- all are across the board political simple within the -- funny movement.
May be a better word would be to say that the Tea Party in Missouri is very fragmented so there's not one leader that's saying war war for this or there -- for another.
Some Tea Party people some very strong Tea Party people supported us.
But some Tea Party people supported the other two candidates as well so was -- like there's just one organization but it was much more different series of groups depending -- what city around.
All right so -- -- can the winner of that primary we thank you very much for joining us so hope to see against.
Well we thought it was the answer to a lot of prayers were very happy and -- looking forward to putting another conservative seed in the US senate congressman thank you so.
Thank you don't.