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Todd Akin remains in Missouri Senate race
 
Rep. Todd Akin's favorability numbers have plunged after his "legitimate rape" comment, but his opponent for Senate still hasn't managed to break 50 percent.
Rep. Todd Akin's favorability numbers have plunged after his "legitimate rape" comment, but his opponent for Senate still hasn't managed to break 50 percent.
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Embattled Republican Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is staying in the race, despite calls from the GOP establishment, including Mitt Romney, to drop out. Tuesday was the last day Akin — under fire for his comments about "legitimate rape" — could be removed from the November ballot. Akin told reporters that Missouri voters spoke when they elected him to be the GOP nominee to face once-vulnerable Democrat Claire McCaskill. "It's not really my decision [to stay in the race]" he said.

 

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