Here's Akin's Political Director explicitly claiming that Ryan had endorsed Akin:
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Todd Akin Campaign Falsely Claims Paul Ryan Endorsement
Earlier today, it was reported that Paul Ryan (the Republican who wants to end Medicare as we know it) endorsed Todd Akin in the GOP Primary. Then it was reported that Ryan didn't actually endorse Akin, but was just saying that he thought he was a swell guy. Reporters chalked this up to some creative wording on Akin's press release. However, it turns out that it wasn't just "creative wording;" members of Akin's staff falsely claimed that Ryan had endorsed Akin.