Todd Akin sparks controversy

Associated Press
FILE  - This Aug. 10, 2012 file photo shows Todd Akin, Republican, candidate for U.S. Senator from Missouri, speaks at the Missouri Farm Bureau candidate interview and endorsement meeting in Jefferson City, Mo. Akin, Missouri’s GOP Senate candidate, has questioned whether women can become pregnant when they’re raped, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/St. Louis Pos-Dispatch, Christian Gooden)

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Rumors were flying Monday afternoon, August 20, that Rep. Todd Akin would resign his candidacy after causing a firestorm of controversy with his "legitimate rape" comments on Sunday.

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