Akin Says National Money Will Flow to Race After Deadline

Missouri Republican Todd Akin said he isn’t dropping out of his U.S. Senate race, anticipating money from party supporters may start flowing his way once a Sept. 25 deadline passes for him to petition the state’s courts to remove his name from the ballot.

Back on Capitol Hill for the first time since he said in an Aug. 19 television interview that “legitimate rape” rarely results in pregnancy, Akin told reporters yesterday that national Republican groups may reconsider and back his bid to unseat Democrat Claire McCaskill.

“I would expect, if that’s going to happen, you’ll see it after about the 25th,” Akin, a Missouri congressman, said after leaving the House floor, where he chatted with a number of fellow Republican lawmakers. Read more on Bloomberg.

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