August 21, 2012


Akin Refuses to Exit Senate Race

Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) "dismissed pleas from top Republicans to abandon his besieged Senate campaign, saying party leaders including presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney were overreacting to his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of 'legitimate rape,'" the AP reports.

The Cook Political Report moves the race from Toss Up to Likely Democrat.










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