Brown was the first national Republican to call for Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race after Akin claimed that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies after “legitimate rape.”
Akin has since apologized. But he’s been abandoned by prominent Republicans, including Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan.
Akin has said repeatedly he’s staying in the Senate race.
But what if he wins?
“He doesn’t have my support "
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Senator Scott P. Brown, a Republican who is locked in a tight re-election battle against Elizabeth Warren, used them to distance himself from his party — a necessity in deep-blue Massachusetts. He was the first Republican senator to call on Mr. Akin ...Read more
“If we are to grow and succeed in all parts of this great nation, we must be a 'big-tent' party,” Brown said in the letter, which he made public. “There are people of goodwill on both sides of the abortion issue, and we need to send a message to voters ...Read more
“If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” Akin said. He later said he misspoke. The comments stirred outrage and quick condemnation from both sides of the political aisle. Brown, who favors legalized ...Read more