Mike Huckabee’s wife: ‘Women are really on fire for Todd Akin’

By David Edwards
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 14:40 EDT
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The wife of Fox News host and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R) says that “women are really on fire” for the Missouri Republican Senate candidate who said that sexual assault victims could not get pregnant through “legitimate rape.”

During a radio interview with Janet Mefferd, whose show is sponsored by Rep. Todd Akin’s Senate campaign, Janet Huckabee explained that women “want Todd Akin to be their Senator.”

“I think women are really on fire for Todd Akin,” Janet Huckabee said. “They’re out there, they’re praying for him, they’re lifting him up in prayer, they’re giving financially.”

“To me it’s exciting, they always want to say, ‘Do you want to talk to the man in charge or the woman who knows?’” she continued. “Women know what they want and right now I think they want Todd Akin to be their Senator.”

“Oh I agree, it is so exciting,” Mefferd insisted. “As I said, you can go to JanetMefferd.com, click on that box that says, ‘Support Todd Akin, Help Take Back the Senate’ and get involved today.”

Following the fallout from Akin’s “legitimate rape” comments in August, Mike Huckabee seemed to be one of the few friends the candidate had left, repeatedly giving him airtime to try and save his campaign.

“The Party’s leaders have for reasons that aren’t rational, left him behind on the political battlefield, wounded and bleeding,” Mike Huckabee wrote in an email to supporters. “In a Party that supposedly stands for life, it was tragic to see the carefully orchestrated and systematic attack on a fellow Republican.”

“I consider Todd a friend. So I will join Todd as often as I can, in his fight for our Party’s pro-life policies, traditional marriage and our efforts to rein in the massive expansion of government under President Obama.”

Listen to this audio from the The Janet Mefferd Show via Right Wing Watch, broadcast Oct. 17, 2012.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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