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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