Think Progress on the Republican Curse of Secret Tapers:
In the recording, taken in May, [Missouri Republican Senate nominee Todd "legitimate Rape"] Akin suggests that the best way to get his attention is to make a donation to his campaign.
An unidentified man asks Akin for advice on the best way to get in touch with a congressman, asking “should we write them a letter?” Akin dismissed the idea and suggested cash might be more attention-grabbing:
AKIN: I’m in a three-way primary for the US Senate. I’ve gone to people and asked for their support, their help, or their endorsement, and some people say yes. They write me a decent check. I remember that. The people that I thought were friends that tell me to go away because they are supporting someone else, I remember that. You know, I can remember back to 12 years ago. You remember who’s helping you. That’s one way that people get to know congressmen and senators.