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Gingrich: Other Republicans Will Return Support for Akin

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Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks at a press conference as Rep. Todd Akin looks on at the Kirkwood train station in Kirkwood, Missouri on September 24, 2012. Gingrich is visiting the area to help Akin with his U.S. Senate campaign fundraising where he is opposing incumbent Claire McCaskill. Akin has lost republican party funding after making remarks about rape on a St. Louis television station last month. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich speaks at a press conference as Rep. Todd Akin looks on at the Kirkwood train station in Kirkwood, Missouri on September 24, 2012. Gingrich is visiting the area to help Akin with his U.S. Senate campaign fundraising where he is opposing incumbent Claire McCaskill. Akin has lost republican party funding after making remarks about rape on a St. Louis television station last month. (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

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KIRKWOOD, Mo.  — A day before the final deadline to stay in or drop out of the Missouri Senate race, congressman Todd Akin insists he’s not quitting.

Akin appeared Monday with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich in the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood, ahead of a fundraiser in support of Akin’s campaign.

Akin is seeking to unseat incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the November election. Many Republicans distanced themselves from Akin after his comments in August about what he called “legitimate rape,” including GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his running mate, Paul Ryan.

But Gingrich has stuck with Akin, and says no poll has shown the race to be out of Akin’s reach. Gingrich believes other Republicans will return to supporting Akin by mid-October.

 

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