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GOP pressure builds for Todd "legitimate rape" Akin to quit Senate race

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WASHINGTON--The Senate GOP political operation is urging Republican Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin to reconsider his bid in the wake of his comment that women who are victims of a "legitimate rape" won't get pregnant.

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Tx), Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said in a statement, "Congressman Akin's statements were wrong, offensive, and indefensible. I recognize that this is a difficult time for him, but over the next twenty-four hours, Congressman Akin should carefully consider what is best for him, his family, the Republican Party, and the values that he cares about and has fought for throughout his career in public service."

The NRSC controls millions of dollars in campaign money. The Missouri deadline to withdraw from a ballot is 5 p.m. Tuesday.

My post on the controversy is HERE.

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