Bloomberg Anywhere Login

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Company

Financial Products

Enterprise Products

Media

Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000

Communications

Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

Akin Remains in Missouri Senate Race as Deadline to Quit Passes

Aug. 21 - (Bloomberg) -- Representative Todd Akin defied pressure from Republican leaders, including presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and refused to withdraw from the Missouri Senate race ahead of a deadline that passed today.

Akin, 65, is facing criticism and calls to step aside from his fellow Republicans two days after he said that “legitimate rape” rarely leads to pregnancy. Akin apologized for the remarks and vowed to stay in the race against Senator Claire McCaskill, who Republicans view as vulnerable as they seek to wrest control of the Senate from Democrats.

Akin faced a 5 p.m. Central Time deadline today to take his name off the ballot without a court order.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kathleen Hunter in Washington at khunter9@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Robin Meszoly at rmeszoly@bloomberg.net

Please upgrade your Browser

Your browser is out-of-date. Please download one of these excellent browsers:

Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Internet Explorer.