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Senate Candidate Apologizes but Won't Abandon Race

Monday, 20 Aug 2012 01:48 PM

 

Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has apologized for his televised comments that women's bodies are able to prevent pregnancies in "a legitimate rape" situation, but he refused to heed calls to abandon his bid for the Senate.

Akin appeared on former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's radio show Monday, saying his comments were wrong.

Calls for Akin's exit from the race grew Monday, with at least two Republican senators — Scott Brown of Massachussets and Ron Johnson of Wisconsin — saying Akin should resign the nomination.

Akin said he's not a quitter and would continue the race against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

During the primary campaign, Akin ran TV ads in which Huckabee praised him as "a courageous conservative" and "a Bible-based Christian" who "supports traditional marriage" and "defends the unborn."

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