ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – The deadline for Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race is over. Akin is in hot water after comments on FOX 2′s Jaco Report last Sunday when he said, “It seems to be, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, it’s really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut the whole thing down.”
The comments have caused a national uproar and have angered many voters. Friend, colleague and Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan called Todd Akin to personally ask him to drop-out. Missouri GOP heavyweights Blunt, Ashcroft, Bond, Talent & Danforth have also asked Ryan to quit the race. Even Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has asked Akin to bow out.
Despite calls from fellow Republicans for him to withdraw, the deadline for him to drop out passed on Tuesday. In a radio show Tuesday, Akin said he’s staying in the race because “there are people who feel they aren’t represented by the major political parties.”
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