Rep. Todd Akin: ‘Write me a decent check’ to get my attention

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, September 24, 2012 23:54 EDT
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Republican Rep. Todd Akin, who is running for Senate in Missouri, thinks that giving your member of Congress money is a good way to get in touch with them.

A video uploaded to YouTube on Monday by the campaign of Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) highlighted Akin’s response after he was asked the best way to contact a member of Congress.

Akin said in May at a Fair Tax Kansas City Meeting that writing letters was a good way to get in touch with a member of Congress, particularly if a group can send a large volume of mail regarding a single issue.

“I’ll tell you, it sounds sort of self-serving to say it but if you go out and somebody is working on campaigns and you find out that you like them, you think they’re a good person, you go help on their campaign, that gets their attention,” he continued.

“I’m in a three way primary for the U.S. Senate. I’ve gone to people and asked for their support, their help, or their endorsement and some people say yes. They write me a decent check. I remember that… You remember who’s helping you. That’s one way that people get to know Congressmen and Senators.”

Listen to audio, uploaded to YouTube on September 24, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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