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Why Todd Akin hurts Mitt Romney

August 27th, 2012

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This piece was originally posted on Politico.

Rep. Todd Akin doesn’t look like he’s going away. And that’s a problem for Mitt Romney, the presumed Republican nominee. Akin’s open defiance makes Romney look like a figurehead.

After Romney joined other Republican Party leaders urging Akin to step down as the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri, Akin told the nominee to mind his own business. “Don’t you think he may have built this thing up and made a bigger deal about it than he needed to?” Akin said on Sean Hannity’s radio show. “Why couldn’t he run his race and I’ll run mine?” Read the rest of this entry »