Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Speculation on Whether Akin Will Stay in Senate Race in Wake of 'Legitimate Rape' Comment

The Daily Beast: Abortion Opponents and Many Democrats Want Todd Akin to Stay in Senate Race, by Patricia Murphy:

While Romney and the GOP establishment are urging the Missouri congressman to quit over his ‘legitimate rape’ comment, a mix of abortion opponents and many Democrats, including his opponent, Claire McCaskill, are urging him to stay—for their own political gain.

The pile-on of Rep. Todd Akin was swift and harsh Monday as video of Akin discussing the benign effects of "legitimate rape" on women shot across TV and computer screens. But a handful of people and organizations—from conservative Republicans to liberal Democrats—have remained silent or even praised the congressman, holding out hope that he would remain in the race against Claire McCaskill in the U.S. Senate. . . .

CBS News: In new TV ad, Akin apologizes for rape comment, again, by Steve Chaggaris:

(CBS News)Despite mounting pressure to withdraw from his Senate race after offensive comments he made about rape and abortion, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., isn't backing down, and recorded a TV ad apologizing for his remarks. . . .


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