Todd Akin sparks controversy

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks as Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) listens during a campaign stop at Saint Anselm College on August 20, 2012 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Romney Ryan held the town hall-style event just two days after President Barack Obama made campaign stops in New Hampshire. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

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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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