As the Republican National Convention officially kicks off, Rep. Todd Akin fires off a missive blasting the party chairman. Priebus said this morning that he wouldn't send a penny to the Missouri Senate candidate, even if the race with Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) is tied. 

"Reince Priebus' comments are extremely disappointing," campaign manager Perry Akin said. "He claims the mantle of freedom, liberty and the good of America, but this betrays his apparent personal vendetta against Todd Akin. He is putting party power and political games ahead of the good of the country."