Outgoing Congressman and unsuccessful Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin has dusted off his campaign email list in the hopes of raising some money, and he's using a joke by Acadamy Award-winning actor Jamie Foxx to do it.
Here is the email Akin sent out in response today:
I hope you had a great Thanksgiving. I saw this article and wanted to pass it along, because it is frankly quite appalling.
Our Christian values are being mocked openly by Hollywood elite, the media, and the professional left. This past weekend, a performer on a nationally televised broadcast referred to President Obama as "Our Lord and Savior."
Article after article has been written about a no-name filmmaker who produced a short video mocking Islam.
How much do you think will be written about an Oscar winning Hollywood star mocking Christianity.
Friends, I may have lost the Senate race, but I do not plan to stop speaking out about the problems facing our country, and I encourage you to do so as well!
Thanks for all you do, in particular your recent help in getting our last few remaining campaign bills paid promptly. We're making great progress on that front, but could still use your help if you can donate $10 today! We want to make sure our vendors, who sacrificed a lot for this campaign, are paid as quickly as possible.
P.S. - Don't forget to chip in $10 to get our last few bills settled! I want to continue the fight for a better America alongside you.
Akin gained national notoriety after he falsely claimed during a TV interview that victims of "legitimate" rape have a biological ability to ward off pregnancy. He was eventually defeated by incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill.