Missouri voters weigh in on Akin's Senate bid
August 21st, 2012
01:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Missouri voters weigh in on Akin's Senate bid

St. Charles, Missouri (CNN) - The term "#Akin" was still trending on Twitter Tuesday, two days after the Missouri congressman committed a gaffe on rape. And Missouri voters were still reeling from what many viewed as an incendiary choice of words.

Republican Todd Akin had until 5 p.m. to decide whether he ought to remain in a U.S. Senate race. He has apologized for saying that a woman's body is capable of preventing pregnancy in cases of "legitimate rape." He asks for forgiveness in a new television ad.

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