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Instead of withdrawing from his Senate race and removing himself from the limelight, Todd Akin announced today that he would not be withdrawing from the Missouri Senate race between himself and Claire McCaskill.

The support of the religious-right turned out to be enough to keep Todd Akin from dropping out. Akin just confirmed on the radio that he would be staying in the race, and disagreed with fellow Republicans who have called for a new candidate.

On Sunday, Akin took to the airwaves making offensive suggestions about what qualified as 'legitimate rape'.

"First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare," Akin said in an interview with KTVI-TV. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Yesterday, Karl Rove's Super PAC - Crossroads GPS - announced that it would be pulling all funds from the Missouri Senate race.

But Akin has decided to stay in, so the firestorm continues.

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