Major corporate backer pulls support for Todd Akin

The St. Louis Business Journal reports that Emerson Electric is no longer behind the Missouri Senate candidate:

“We backed Todd Akin as a candidate who would help restore the U.S. economy. Given his recent comments, we no longer support his candidacy,” Emerson spokesman Mark Polzin said today.

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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