August 21st, 2012
06:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Akin defies mounting calls to withdraw from Senate race

(CNN) - Republican Rep. Todd Akin allowed a state deadline to pass Tuesday, defiantly staying in the race to unseat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill despite mounting calls for him to withdraw over incendiary remarks on rape and pregnancy.

Under Missouri law, Akin would now need to get a court order to pull out of the race as he waited beyond the 5 p.m. deadline. He would also be required to pay for any necessary reprinting of ballots.


Filed under: Missouri • Senate
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. Pa Voter

    They are also trying to suppress voter turn out.

    mmm, starting with your vote. So you got a picture Id Me ?

    August 21, 2012 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  2. Combover PAC

    He shouldn't quit because the Combover PAC will come to the rescue!!!

    August 21, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  3. once upon a horse


    And I give you credit for the name you chose to post on here. It fits with your comments. Silly wabbits!!

    August 21, 2012 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Joe

    The GOP and alexithymic Mitt have become such a clown show, that it wouldn't matter, at this point, if that jerk resigns or not.

    August 21, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  5. Larry L


    The democrats are the party if you do not want it....get rid of it no matter what!!!!!!! An innocent child that has no say in whether they live or die!!!!!!!
    Define "child". Fertilized eggs often fail to implant and grow in the uterus. If the "personhood" concept declared a fertilized egg to be a "person", the fertilized egg that passes during the menstral cycle would be a dead human. Should these "dead humans" be sifted out and given proper burials? Since they passed through the birth canal shouldn't they be named, given an official birthday and recorded in the county birth records? Does this seem ridiculous? Maybe the proposed laws are ridiculous for the same reasons...

    August 21, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  6. Larry L

    @cali girl – August 21, 2012 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm

    Great posting but I'm afraid you're shooting over the heads of the Evangelical right-wing now controlling the Republican Party. The concepts required independent thought rather than sound-bites from Fox news.

    Sadly, the quotes you provided really do define the beliefs of the Republican Party. They've only attacked Rep. Akin because he went a little too far over the "stupid & hateful comments " line – a tough thing to do for a Republican.

    August 21, 2012 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
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