Rep. Akin has repeatedly said that he is staying in the race, after issuing an apology for his “legitimate rape” comments.
— Tony DiLascio (@TADiLascio) August 24, 2012
Of course, he has also muttered about some nefarious forces trying to boot him out of the race. You know, like all the conservatives whom he is calling “liberal media.”
It is being reported that he will now hold a press conference in Missouri this afternoon.
AP reporting Akin staying in race, citing campaign's Ryan Hite. Akin to hold first Missouri press conference this afternoon.
— Jerry Jacob (@jerryjacob33) August 24, 2012
Todd Akin calling impromptu press conference, St.Louis at 4:15pm..not sure on location yet.
— Keyboard Militia (@KeyboardMilitia) August 24, 2012
The Twittersphere decided to come up with some new details of its own.
Todd Akin's press conference is about what every single one of his press conferences has been about: Getting money from idiots.
— Will McAvoy (@WillMcAvoyACN) August 24, 2012
Oh Todd Akin, just when I thought you couldn't handle this worse you go and have a press conference to announce….nothing.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) August 24, 2012
Todd Akin announced that he'll hold a press conference today. What if it's to announce that he has enrolled in a science course?
— Ben Greenman (@bengreenman) August 24, 2012
If Akin holds another press conference to re-iterate he is staying in the race my head will explode.
— Shaun Jenkins (@shaunj_07) August 24, 2012
Sitting and waiting for the Akin press conference. I wonder if it was scheduled for Friday at 5:15 ET for a reason?
— Brian Thompson (@BThompsonAL) August 24, 2012
Or to announce he's pregnant. RT @jpodhoretz: Breaking: Akin to hold press conference Thursday at 10 pm to announce he's staying in race
— Ricochet (@Ricochet) August 24, 2012
Update: Akin says he’s in for the long haul.
Akin: "We’re going to be here through the November elections, and we’re going to be here to win.” #MOSen
— Eli Yokley (@eyokley) August 24, 2012
Akin says there are two Americas – his and Claire McCaskill's.
— Patricia Zengerle (@ReutersZengerle) August 24, 2012
todd akin just went all john edwards on us, declaring there are "two americas"
— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) August 24, 2012
Akin reiterates, in it to win it. Then goes with Two Americas metaphor, that worked well for the last guy
— David Dayen (@ddayen) August 24, 2012
Someone seems to have tipped off Akin to the fact that the “liberal media” urging him to leave the race are Republicans.
AKIN: "I may not be the favorite candidate of some people within the Republican establishment, but the voters made their decision."
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) August 24, 2012
A spokesperson for Sen. Claire McCaskill released a short statement in response: “Republicans in Missouri voted to have Todd Akin as their nominee. Nothing about that has changed. The choice between Todd Akin and Claire is stark, and Missouri voters will get to decide who will be on their side in the U.S. Senate.”
McCaskill certainly isn’t heartbroken over the news that Akin will remain in the race.
The Todd Akin "staying in" press conference should end with "I'm Claire McCaskill and I endorse this message."
— Jon Henke (@JonHenke) August 24, 2012
Akin to announce his determination to stay in the race; McCaskill to give her campaign staff the next week off
— Chris Lehmann (@lehmannchris) August 24, 2012