Todd Akin Gets GOP Backing Again After Refusing to Quit

The biggest flip-flop of the 2012 election season may not come from a candidate, but from Republicans who once bashed Todd Akin. After calling on Akin to withdraw from his Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in Missouri, in the wake of his now-infamous "legitimate rape" comment, the National Republican Senatorial Committee now supports his candidacy and has reopened the door to spending on his behalf. What's changed? Akin's withdrawal deadline expired at 5 p.m. CDT on...Full Story
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