Todd Akin and Newt Gingrich are best buds now? The Missouri senate candidate made famous when he said victims of “legitimate rape” can’t get pregnant and former House speaker will be speaking at a joint news conference in Missouri Monday morning and later attend a fundraiser together in St. Louis. What could have brought the two men together? It's probably Rick Tyler, a former Gingrich aide who's now advising Akin's problem-ridden campaign. Last week, Akin insisted he will not drop out of the Senate race, despite losing the support of the Republican leadership.