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Todd Akin Gets Surprise Defender After Rape Remarks

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Todd Akin Gets Surprise Defender After Rape Remarks Todd Akin Gets Surprise Defender After Rape Remarks Rep. Todd Akin got an unlikely ally today as top Republicans tried to force him to quit the Missouri Senate race over his inflammatory comments about rape -- Democratic rival Sen. Claire McCaskill. Akin has until 6 p.m. ET today to withdraw, but instead of quitting the race he posted an online video seeking forgiveness for saying that women rarely get pregnant from "legitimate rape."


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