Akin Defies Calls To Drop Out

The 6 P.M. deadline for Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race has come and gone. Defying calls by local, state, and national Republicans, Rep.Todd Akin vowed to fight on and take on Sen. Claire McCaskill in November’s election. Rep. Akin can now only remove himself from the ballot by court order. GOP Chairman Reince Priebus and Mitt Romney have both called on Todd Akin to drop out. The race will now be tougher financially as the NRSC and Crossroads GPS have said they are not putting anymore money in the race,which means Rep. Akin, unlike many Republican challengers, will have to take on Sen. McCaskill by himself. Public Policy Polling, a Democratic-leaning polling group, has released a new poll having the race within the margin-of-error. The Cook Political Report, which rates Senatorial, House, and Gubernatorial races, along with the Electoral College, has moved the Missouri race from toss-up to Likely Democratic. The Cook Political Report says Rep. Akin is now unelectable due to his recent comments. Democrats have tried to tie Rep. Akin to Rep. Paul Ryan. Sen. Claire McCaskill also has been saying Rep. Akin must not quit the race, otherwise that would be against the wishes of Missouri Republicans. That is what Rep. Akin has been saying, too.

About Tyler

Tyler is the chief media reporter for TKNN, with the news organization since its founding in November of 2010. He has previously served as chief political reporter and chief political anchor for TKNN.

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