Todd Akin Defies Mitt Romney and Stays in Missouri Senate Race

A defiant Rep. Todd Akin today rejected calls from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and running mate Paul Ryan to drop out of the Missouri Senate race over his controversial comments about rape and pregnancy. Akin let a 6 p.m. ET (5 p.m. CT) deadline pass without withdrawing his name from the ballot. "As of 5 p.m. there's been no withdrawal filed," the secretary of state's office told ABC News. "[Akin] would have to have a court order now to get off the ballot." Akin can still...Full Story
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