Todd Akin plans to stay in senatorial race

Picture of Todd Akin waving.

Despite calls from his own party to drop out of the Missouri senatorial race, republican Todd Akin says he will remain on the ballot. Akin says the “Liberal media” is behind attempts to get his name off the ballot. Akin is under fire from both sides over comments he made about what he called “Legitimate rape”. On Tuesday August 21,2012, Akin tweeted “I apologized but the liberal media is trying to make me drop out”, the tweet also asked supporters to donate to his campaign.