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GOP Cuts Support & Applies Pressure To Resign On Akin After Rape Remarks.
He told Huckabee he was not dropping out. Akin repeated that assertion later Monday in a Twitter message to his followers and again during a televised interview with Fox News Channel host Sean Hannity.
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Akin faced almost universal condemnation from fellow Republicans. Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Scott Brown of Massachusetts, who is in a tough re-election fight, both said Akin should drop out.
"I'm seeing things here that I have never seen before," said Jennifer Duffy, an election analyst for the non-partisan Cook Political Report, of the intra-party effort to get Akin out of the race. Akin's name on the ballot could be McCaskill's surest bet for re-election, Duffy said.
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