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Akin Could Cost Romney Missouri

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FILE -This Aug. 27, 2008, file photo shows former Rep. Artur Davis, D-Ala., at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Davis is shifting his voter registration to Virginia and says that if he seeks public office again, it will be as a Republican. Davis, who represented Birmingham in Congress for four terms and then unsuccessfully sought the Democratic nomination for Alabama governor in 2010, announced his decision on his website Tuesday, May 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Artur Davis, former Democratic congressman turned Republican, told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien Tuesday morning that if Todd Akin doesn’t resign his candidacy for Senate, President Obama could win Missouri. And Romney may know it. On Tuesday, the GOP candidate called on Akin to remove himself from the Senate race. In light of Akin’s recent “legitimate rape”–gate, Davis predicted that the Republican from Missouri is “not going to win this race, and it’s very possible that he could cost Romney this state.”