Missouri Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks with supporters during a visit to Jasper County Republican Headquarters in Joplin, Mo., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.

 

              Missouri Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks with supporters during a visit to Jasper County Republican Headquarters in Joplin, Mo., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012.
Missouri Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks with supporters during a visit to Jasper County Republican Headquarters in Joplin, Mo., on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012. Akin won two high-profile Republican endorsements Wednesday, a day after guaranteeing his candidacy would continue despite calls for him to quit because of comments about rape and pregnancy he since has apologized for. (AP Photo/The Joplin Globe, Roger Nomer)