FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., gives a news conference where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race despite a political up

 

              FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., gives a news conference where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012 file photo, U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., gives a news conference where he confirmed his plans to remain in Missouri's U.S. Senate race despite a political uproar over remarks he made about rape and pregnancy. In Missouri and Illinois, Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate lost races that their party initially expected to win after making widely criticized comments regarding abortion rights for impregnated rape victims. (AP Photo/Sid Hastings, File)