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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Akin Vows To Stay In Missouri Senate Race

BY: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ST. LOUIS — Congressman Todd Akin is again vowing to stay in the Missouri Senate race, despite the uproar over his comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape.” Akin told former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on a radio show today that he’s staying in because there are people who feel they aren’t represented by the major political parties. Akin has been frantically trying to salvage his once-promising bid against incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in a race targeted by the GOP as crucial to regaining control of the Senate.

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  • Erika Lovley, editor at Politico

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