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Local news crews report from outside the Secretary of State’s office Tuesday. It was rumored Todd Akin would send someone to end his bid for election senator, but no one showed up at the last minute to do so.

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Akin defies GOP leaders

Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation’s top Republicans Tuesday to forge ahead with his besieged Senate campaign, declaring that GOP leaders were overreacting by abandoning him because of comments that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape.”

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