Women for Akin Campaign Kicks Off

    FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., addresses members of the media in Chesterfield, Mo., where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race despite a political uproar over remarks he made about rape and pregnancy. Republican leaders insist Akin should quit the race because of his inflammatory remarks, but Akin insists he is in it to win it and says the Republican establishment should support him if they want to gain control of the Senate from Democrats. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings, File)

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    Don’t forget Todd Akin: the official deadline to drop out—or be kicked out—of the race is still approaching. The Republican Missouri Senate candidate launched his new campaign, “Women for Akin,” on Monday with a video featuring five women supporters—one of whom is a rape survivor. It’s an odd approach for the Senate candidate, infamous for the legitimate rape comment he made in August. Charging forward, despite the GOP’s request that he drop out, is Akin’s family. With his son as campaign manager and daughter featured in his new campaign, his wife, Lulli, made waves Tuesday with a National Journal interview in which she compares the GOP’s alienation of her husband to “rape itself.”

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