Missouri Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., smiles at left as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during news conference, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Kirkwood, Mo.

 

              Missouri Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., smiles at left as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during news conference, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Kirkwood, Mo.
Missouri Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., smiles at left as former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaks during news conference, Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, in Kirkwood, Mo. Akin is seeking to unseat incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. in the November election. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)