Breaking: Todd Akin Tells Mike Huckabee He’s Staying in Race …Update: Tells Dana Loesch He’s Staying In (Video) …Update: Latest NRSC Statement
“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Rep. Todd Akin told Governor Mike Huckabee today that he will stay in the race after his controversial rape comments.
Without any funding.
UPDATE: Here’s the latest statement from the NRSC.
They are still hoping he will step down today.
“This is undoubtedly a difficult time for Congressman Akin, but the stakes in this election are far bigger than any one individual. By staying in this race, Congressman Akin is putting at great risk many of the issues that he and others in the Republican Party are fighting for, including the repeal of ObamaCare.
“It should not be lost on anyone that some of the only voices not calling for Congressman Akin to do the right thing and step aside are Claire McCaskill and the leaders of the pro-abortion movement. Senator McCaskill knows that the only way she wins re-election is if Todd Akin is her opponent in November.
“We continue to hope that Congressman Akin will do the right thing for the values he holds dear, but there should be no mistake – if he continues with this misguided campaign, it will be without the support and resources of the NRSC.”