Talking Points Memo is reporting Todd Akin will be holding a press conference today at 4:15 CST.
I hope he’s announcing his resignation.
What do you think?
Update: He’s staying in. Big announcement.
mbattled Republican candidate Todd Akin made clear today he is staying in the Missouri Senate race, despite calls from GOP leaders to get out.
“We’re going to be here through the November election, and we’re going to be here to win,” Akin said at a news conference in Chesterfield, Mo., a St. Louis suburb.
Numerous Republicans, from presidential candidate Mitt Romney, called on Akin to exit the race after his comments last weekend about abortion and “legitimate rape.”
In his first appearance in public since the comments, Akin said he “may not be the favorite candidate” of “the Republican establishment,” but he did win the party’s Senate primary.
“This is an election, not a selection,” Akin said.
It’s an embarrassment.