Akin For Now Staying In Senate Race

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ST. LOUIS, MO. (KPLR) - Todd Akin would need to drop out of the Missouri Senate race by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday to avoid the courts getting involved, according to state law.

However, Akin has stated via Twitter and multiple statements that he intends to stay in the race.

Akin created a firestorm after making comments regarding abortion and rape on the Jaco Report.

Many of his supporters are using social media to help with fundraising.

“I think he is a good man and deserves to stay in the race,” Bob Zepp said.

Akin has lost several million dollars in expected donations since making the comments.