(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) Missouri Rep. Todd Akin says he's in the Senate race for the long haul, despite pressure to step down over his comments about rape and pregnancy.
Akin announced on a St. Louis radio show Tuesday that he will continue with his campaign and he will win it.
Akin's pledge to stay with the race
came two days after his response to a question about abortion caused a national uproar.
His comments drew criticism after he was asked if he would support abortions for women who have been raped.
"It seems to me, first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare. If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down," Akin said.
Akin has since apologized for the comment, saying he misspoke. Still, some Republicans urged Akin to withdraw to give the party a chance of taking back control of the upper house.
Medical personnel went back to
school today to learn the ABC's of Hepatitis.
Akin faces incumbent Democrat Claire McCaskill in the Senate race.