Akin passes on last chance to drop out, Republicans write off Senate seat
September 25th, 2012
08:05 PM ET
2 years ago

Akin passes on last chance to drop out, Republicans write off Senate seat

Washington (CNN) - Instead giving in to fellow Republicans desperate for him to drop out of the Missouri Senate race, a defiant Todd Akin gathered conservative supporters and launched a campaign bus tour.

"I have one purpose going into November and that's replacing [Democratic Senator] Claire McCaskill," the congressman said to an applauding crowd in St. Louis on Tuesday, the last day state law permitted him to remove his name from the ballot.

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  1. Thomas

    And what a better specimen of absurdity to stand side by side with , " Newton Leroy "Newt" Gingrich an American politician, author, and political consultant or Lobbyist ?

    They both need to wear colonial era wigs to bring out that tea party patriotic period look.

    September 25, 2012 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
  2. bp

    When I want to appeal for the votes of social conservatives, I'll be sure to stand on stage with a confessed serial adulterer. They eat that up.

    September 25, 2012 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  3. AMERICA1ST

    Akin, finding out Romney dodged the draft while PROTESTING to send the sons and daughters of the 47%ers to die on foreign soil, was found to be hiding in Paris France on 6 consecutive deferments. Now how's that for Faux Patriotism. Akin, you have every right to tell ROMNEY to drop out.

    September 25, 2012 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  4. 2020

    Hoola hoola, GOP disappearing act.

    September 25, 2012 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |