Republican Establishment Photos on Townhall

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              FILE - This photo combo shows U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. The razor-thin race for the White House has overshadowed the fight for control of Congre

    FILE - This photo combo shows U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. The razor-thin race for the White House has overshadowed the fight for control of Congre

    Posted: 10/31/2012 6:13:30 PM EST
    FILE - This photo combo shows U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left, and Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. The razor-thin race for the White House has overshadowed the fight for control of Congress. But the stakes are high in the Senate contests. In Missouri, Akin was deserted by the Republican establishment after he remarked in August that women's bodies have ways of avoiding pregnancy in cases of what he called "legitimate rape." He has fallen behind McCaskill, who had been considered the most vulnerable Democratic incumbent. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings, Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
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              FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., addresses members of the media in Chesterfield, Mo., where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.

    FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., addresses members of the media in Chesterfield, Mo., where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.

    Posted: 9/1/2012 1:48:25 PM EST
    FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., addresses members of the media in Chesterfield, Mo., where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race despite a political uproar over remarks he made about rape and pregnancy. Republican leaders insist Akin should quit the race because of his inflammatory remarks, but Akin insists he is in it to win it and says the Republican establishment should support him if they want to gain control of the Senate from Democrats. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings, File)
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    Posted: 6/17/2012 7:35:52 AM EST
    FILE - In this April 1, 2012 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks in Milwaukee. There are plenty of reasons for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to choose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. The whip-smart congressman is from a battleground state. He?s the GOP?s leading voice on the nation?s budget and is the rare member of the Republican establishment who?s loved by the tea party. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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    Posted: 6/17/2012 7:35:48 AM EST
    FILE - In this May 22, 2012 file photo, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks at The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif. There are plenty of reasons for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to choose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. The whip-smart congressman is from a battleground state. He?s the GOP?s leading voice on the nation?s budget and is the rare member of the Republican establishment who?s loved by the tea party. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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    Posted: 6/17/2012 7:35:45 AM EST
    FILE - In this March 20, 2012 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., holds up a copy of his budget plan entitled "The Path to Prosperity," during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. There are plenty of reasons for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to choose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. The whip-smart congressman is from a battleground state. He?s the GOP?s leading voice on the nation?s budget and is the rare member of the Republican establishment who?s loved by the tea party. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
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    Posted: 6/16/2012 9:45:46 AM EST
    FILE - In this April 2, 2012 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney listens at left as House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., speaks in Milwaukee. There are plenty of reasons for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to choose Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. The whip-smart congressman is from a battleground state. He?s the GOP?s leading voice on the nation?s budget and is the rare member of the Republican establishment who?s loved by the tea party. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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    Posted: 5/9/2012 1:45:45 AM EST
    Richard Mourdock, right, leaves a voting location Tuesday, May 8, 2012, in Avon, Ind. Mourdock is challenging Sen. Richard Lugar. The state has three open congressional seats in Tuesday?s primary, two of which have tea party-backed candidates. But it?s the movement?s challenge to Lugar by Mourdock that could rock the Republican establishment on its heels. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)
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    Posted: 4/9/2012 6:35:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2011, file photo Republican Senator of Utah Orrin Hatch, 78, serving in his sixth term on Capitol Hill, calls on the president to kick start a dormant U.S. trade agenda in Washington. The high profile Republican, who is the ranking member of the Senate Finance, a member of the Judiciary Committee, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, and the Joint Committee on Taxation is a target of tea partyers trying to toss out veterans of the Republican establishment in the next election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)