By Grant Bissell
St. Louis (KSDK) - After losing funding and support from major Republican groups for his comments on rape and abortion, U.S. Senate hopeful Todd Akin is slowly gathering new supporters.
The most recent endorsement came Friday from mid-century pop singer and actor Pat Boone.
Earlier in the week Akin picked up support from former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, and a nearly $300,000 contribution from a Conservative fundraising group.
NewsChannel 5 political analyst Dave Robertson says the new-found support is a mixed blessing for Akin
"It allows him to get more money to get his message out, allows him to strengthen his support among his base. But it's even better for Claire McCaskill because it allows her to get the money to put her message out. It allows the super PACs to have more motivation to come in and campaign against Akin," said Robertson.
Robertson says many Republican supporters feel Akin can't beat McCaskill, and are focusing their efforts and money on other GOP candidates.