ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — On the last day Todd Akin could legally drop out of the U.S. Senate Race, he announced that he’s staying in.
“I have one purpose going into November, and that’s replacing Claire McCaskill,” Akin told 200 people during a press conference today.
Prior to Akin’s announcement the Missouri Religious Broadcasters Association spoke in support of Akin.
Also David Barton, Texas author and pastor; and Phyllis Schlafly spoke.
Listen to Todd AKin’s full announcement below:
But outside the hotel protestors gathered, chanting “Akin is mistaken, about the baby makin’.” They held signs and donned bright pink T shirts. One protester, Carrie Luna, who is an out of work union laborer, says she doesn’t like his social policy.
“He wants to get rid of the minimum wage, he wants to get rid of school lunches,” she said.
Others protested his views on rape and abortion. Many protesters packed into cars and followed Akin’s campaign bus. They say they’ll protest wherever he stops.