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Mitt Romney To Todd Akin: Get Out Of the U.S. Senate Race

The GOP's nominee vowed to stay in the race, despite pressure up and down the Republican ticket.

Update 3:19 p.m.

The Associated Press reports presumptive Republican Party Presidential nominee Mitt Romney has called on Todd Akin to exit the race to be Missouri's next U.S. Senator.

Original Story

U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, under pressure from Republican party leaders to quit Missouri's U.S. Senate race over the  again announced his intent Tuesday to remain as the GOP nominee.

Akin, speaking on Mike Huckabee's national radio program for the second time in two days, told the former Arkansas governor he's staying in the race and said he felt betrayed by fellow Republicans who called for his exit.

“I misspoke one word in one sentence one time,” he said, adding that he did nothing morally or ethically wrong. “Nobody expects us to get every word perfectly,” he said.

Akin said he believes he can win the race, despite a Tuesday push by current and former U.S. Senators John Danforth, John Ashcroft, Kit Bond and Jim Talent, as well as current U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, saying he should step down.

Soon after the interview ended, an email plea from the Akin campaign went out seeking donors.

"Liberals and pundits want to write me off and hand this Senate seat back to Claire. I need your help to respond," it said, asking for donations of $3.

Candidates have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to quit the race without the involvement of the court system.

PaulRevere August 27, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Mike: Obamacare did not go far enough? you say. The voters did know that: It was expressed in the year 2010 House takeover.
Mike August 27, 2012 at 05:19 PM
Paul - one thing I've learned is to try not to give a conservative a science lesson. For some reason they don't take. Instead of thinking you understand a subject do a little reasearch. Google is your friend. Your comments about birth control bills make absolutely no sense. I'm not completely sure what point you were trying to make but there's this from Planned Parenthood. Millions of women around the world have taken the pill since the FDA approved it in 1960. It has been the most scrupulously tested medication of our time. Countless women take the pill from adolescence through perimenopause. Many stopped taking the pill only when they wanted to become pregnant and started taking it again after giving birth. Women not only rely on it for contraception but for menstrual regularity and other benefits. These benefits include less menstrual flow and cramping less infection of the fallopian tubes (pelvic inflammatory disease), which often leads to infertility fewer ectopic pregnancies (those in a fallopian tube) fewer noncancerous breast growths fewer ovarian cysts reduced risk of cancer of the lining of the uterus and of the ovaries less iron-deficiency anemia that results from heavy menses less acne fewer premenstrual symptoms, as well as related headaches and depression protection against osteoporosis — loss of bone mass The fact is that over the long term, use of the pill has offered many health benefits to millions of women worldwide.
PaulRevere August 28, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Right on -Mr Kellogg! don't take any "Flak(e)" from this Mike guy. Mike still does not understand that yr2006 minus yr2000 = 6 years. Mike still does not understand that we had a DOw average of 14,000 under Bush. Mike still does not understand that Obama Borrowed every penny he has wasted during past 4 years. Mike still does not understand how to blame Bush for the rise in Gasoline from $1.89 to now $4 (under Obama) Mike still does not understand that Bush had unemployment rates of 5%-6% until that drastic yr2006 (When Nancy Pelosi & Harry Reid took over) I wonder if Mike knows they were Democrats. I wonder if the -800,000 lost jobs in Jan2008 should be attributed to the inept Democratic congress for 2 prior years. I wonder if Gitmo is "closed"? I wonder why Bush Tax cuts "for the Rich" suddenly have many TAX CUTS for the Middle class that Obama wants to extend. So Mike will answer this with is usual "one liner" because he has no responses to "FACTS"
PaulRevere August 28, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Sonny writes "Bush begged people to buy homes" The American Dream!! Now try this--Obama pushed buying "Cars" (klunkers-program) Not only buy-But Obama paid the buyers $4,000 to buy a car. (Our Tax Money). (Costing $billions) Try this-- Obama also urged Buying Homes- Except his deal was one that upped Bush. Remember the 1st time homebuyer Obama program? OBAMA SENT A $8,000 check to anyone who bought a home. (our Tax money) (Costing $billions) Simple question to any one who loves Obama. WHO IS WASTING OUR TAX MONEY? Ever see the movie "Dum and Dummer"? Who is the Dummer?
PaulRevere August 29, 2012 at 05:54 AM
Witzen says"cuts in payments to medical device companies" is not a "Cut in medicare"? "overcharge" is not a cut? No -it's should still stay in medicare to pay "legitimate medicaid". If medicaid was budgeted to spend $100 , and Obama suddenly found $25 overcharging, it is a cut in medicaid spending from $100 to $75. Sending the $25 so -called overcharge to Obamacare to spend as Obamacare DID IN FACT REDUCE Medicaid spending to $75. Making up future overcharges 5 to 10 years from 2012 is deceiving and IS stealing from the medicaid budget. Playing budget games makes a mockery of our country's debt crisis. If all budgeted War expenses become unnecessary if our troops come home , this Administration will spend that on new programs. Now is that a CUT IN Total SPENDING? Or is it just a Cut in WAR spending?

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