Republicans React to Todd Akin Staying in the Senate Race
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Republicans React to Todd Akin Staying in the Senate Race

Date: September 25, 2012
By: Stacey Kafka and Sherman Fabes
State Capitol Bureau

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Today's the last day for Todd Akin to drop out of the race for U.S Senate. One Missouri republican reacted to him staying in the race.
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Wrap: Senator Bill Stouffer says it's easy for public officials to say things they may not mean during TV interviews. 

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Description: "Todd is genuine and he made a mistake and he's apologized for it."


Stouffer would not say whether or not he supports Akin, but when asked about his support for the candidate for U.S. Senate he responded with..

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Description: "I certainly don't support his opponent."

In six weeks, Akin will square off against Democratic incumbent Senator Claire McCaskill.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Stacey Kafka.

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Today's the last day for Todd Akin to drop out of the race for U.S. Senate. One Missouri republican reacted to him staying in the race.
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Wrap: The deadline has come...And now it's gone.

Representative Todd Akin will be the republican candidate for the U.S. Senate against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill...after Tuesday was the final day to drop out of the election.

And one Missouri republican acknowledged Akin made a mistake with his comments on the topic of legitimate rape.

Republican State Senator Bill Stouffer says Akin's a genuine man, but when asked if he supported him in the upcoming election...this is what he had to say...

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Description: "I certainly don't support his opponent."

Akin has received support from prominent G-O-P members since his comments including Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich...who appeared with him Monday in St. Louis.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Sherman Fabes. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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