Akin Apologies, Staying In Senate Race, For Now

Posted on: 7:26 pm, August 20, 2012, by , updated on: 07:23pm, August 20, 2012

ST. LOUIS, MO. (KTVI) – When Congressman Todd Akin talked about ‘legitimate rape’ and a woman’s body being able to shut down a pregnancy, it created a fire storm the thrust him into the national spotlight. 

Now some top congressional Republicans feel he need to drop out of the Missouri Senate race. Todd Akin would need to drop out of the race by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to avoid the courts getting involved, according to state law.

However, Akin has stated via Twitter and multiple statements that he intends to stay in the race.  Akin apologized Monday morning on Mike Huckabee’s radio show.  “The good people of Missouri nominated me and I’m not a quitter and my belief is we’re going to take this thing forward and win this race,” Akin said.

Many of his supporters are using social media to help with fundraising.

“I think he is a good man and deserves to stay in the race,” Bob Zepp said.

Akin has lost several million dollars in expected donations since making the comments.