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Romney: Akin Needs to Quit

Mitt Romney just issued this statement urging Representative Todd Akin to end his Missouri Senate bid:

As I said yesterday, Todd Akin’s comments were offensive and wrong and he should very seriously consider what course would be in the best interest of our country. Today, his fellow Missourians urged him to step aside, and I think he should accept their counsel and exit the Senate race.

I doubt this will be the final straw, though, that causes Akin to actually quit. 

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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