Wednesday, August 22, 2012

UK: Controversial congressman stays in senate race

The Telegraph

US election: Todd Akin says party should not overrule voters

Todd Akin, the controversial US Senate Candidate, dismissed calls to drop out of the Missouri Senate race after his remarks on abortion and rape, saying party officials should not overrule voters. 

Mr Akin has been under fire since he said on Sunday that rape victims could not get pregnant. He backtracked on that position in appearances on several morning TV programmes on Wednesday, saying he was wrong to say the female body could shut down reproduction when raped.
"The people of Missouri chose me, and I don't believe it's right for party bosses to decide to override those voters," Akin said on ABC's "Good Morning America" programme.
"It makes me uncomfortable to think that the party bosses are going to dictate who runs, as opposed to the election process," he added.

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