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Romney to Akin: Drop out
 
Mitt Romney's tax plan would cost the typical U.S. family earning between $50,000 and $75,000 a year an extra $641 in taxes, according to a non-partisan think tank.
Mitt Romney's tax plan would cost the typical U.S. family earning between $50,000 and $75,000 a year an extra $641 in taxes, according to a non-partisan think tank.
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On Tuesday, Mitt Romney joined a growing chorus of Republican voices by explicitly calling on Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) to drop out of the race for Senate against embattled Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), saying Akin's offensive comments about "legitimate rape" and abortion had effectively disqualified him from the contest. "His fellow Missourians urged him to step aside," Romney said, "and I think he should accept their counsel and exit the Senate race." However, Akin shows no sign of withdrawing, describing the outrage over his remarks as an "overreaction." His website also posted a new donation drive (which featured an image of an unborn fetus until it was taken down) calling on supporters to stand by Akin against "liberals and pundits."

 

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