Developing: Beyond November
4:40 pm
Fri August 24, 2012

Akin: 'We're going to be here to win' US Senate race

Will be updated.

In his first local press conference since his now well-known remarks about 'legitimate' rape, US Senate candidate Todd Akin has reiterated that he's staying in the race.

"We're going to be here through the November election, and we're going to be here to win," Akin said.

Following his brief statement, Akin took only five questions from the reporters gathered there.

Akin said there is a choice between two America’s and that his Democratic opponent Claire McCaskill represents less freedom, fewer jobs and more taxes.

Akin has resisted the efforts of top GOP leaders urging him to leave the race after making his controversial comments last weekend.

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