Akin vows to remain a candidate for the U.S. Senate
August 24th, 2012
03:55 PM ET
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Akin vows to remain a candidate for the U.S. Senate

(CNN) - Rep. Todd Akin announced Friday he will continue his run in Missouri for the U.S. Senate, despite having ignited a political firestorm with a comment that pregnancy resulting from "legitimate rape" was "really rare."

"We are going to be here through the November election, and we are going to be here to win," he told reporters in Chesterfield.

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  1. T'sah From Virginia

    I guess he's AKIN for some BACON and he's ready to slaughter the pig to get there!! LMAO

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    August 24, 2012 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Please note, Akin has been clear that he "mispoke". He has not denied his belief behind the concept. Akin feels that he expressed himself in impolite terms. He doesn't get it.

    August 24, 2012 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |
  3. steve jones

    if Akin's wife is raped would she keep the child ?

    August 24, 2012 04:27 pm at 4:27 pm |
  4. Heywood

    He really seems like one of those conservatives thats going to get arrested in a rest stop for propsitioning men. Now that will be funny, certainly funnier then expressing his stup idity on national tv. His likes are no better then the taliban. religious zelots who want to shove theri beliefs down your throat.

    August 24, 2012 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  5. Keeping it Real

    Rudy NYC "Please note, Akin has been clear that he "mispoke". He has not denied his belief behind the concept. Akin feels that he expressed himself in impolite terms. He doesn't get it."

    It's obvious that you don't get it either. strangely missing from Democrats were their outrage at blatant racist comments by Biden, and supported by the Obama campaign. The world heard those comments for what they were, yet liberals, such as yourself, continue to focus on this.

    August 24, 2012 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  6. DAVE

    hey, you think you have it bad, you should live in this state.... this state is full of scared and ignorant people. If Missouri was in charge, the whole country would be uneducated. closed minded, and live in houses that all look the same and have perfect yards. And by God, those people not like 'us' would know their place and stay in their OWN area!! nudge nudge say no more!

    August 24, 2012 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  7. Thinker

    I don't see why the republicans are trying to get him out of the race. The only blunder he made was bringing up the republican party paltform. I guess the repubs think that people are so stupid, that they cannot see through this BS they are dishing out.

    August 24, 2012 06:04 pm at 6:04 pm |
  8. steven harnack

    In related news; It has been learned that the Taliban have made Akins an Honorary Holy Warrior and sent him a large bag of stones to be used on the next woman found to be reporting an illegitimate rape. They also stressed how much that they appreciate the moral support given them by TeaParty Members in their Abolish Education Campaign.

    August 24, 2012 06:11 pm at 6:11 pm |
  9. rob

    And the Republican war on women (and gays, and blacks, and hispanics, and the poor, and the middle class, and atheists, and intellectuals, and Muslims, and the environment, and ....) continues.

    August 24, 2012 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  10. Luke,AZ

    Let's see how legitimate Todd Akin's campaign will be when the RNC tries to shut that whole thing down.

    August 24, 2012 07:31 pm at 7:31 pm |
  11. Combover And Rapist PAC

    Don't worry Akin. We will continue to support you!

    August 24, 2012 10:27 pm at 10:27 pm |
  12. jesse james. take them to street and shoot them like the dogs they are

    You are the man akin keep on fighting.

    August 25, 2012 08:01 am at 8:01 am |