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-- again is I mean we're gonna hear a lot today and at this point he is standing alone.
That going to stay in Missouri's senate race about a looming 5 PM deadline today certain to intensify the pressure that this man is feeling -- fellow Republicans to drop out.
The congressman ignited a firestorm.
When he said that women's bodies can prevent pregnancy is in case of quote legitimate rape.
Here is an apologetic Aiken -- is in damage control speaking to Mike Huckabee on his radio -- Let me be clear -- is never legitimate.
It's an evil act that's committed by violent predators.
I used to wrong -- the wrong way.
What I said was ill conceived and it was wrong.
-- and times on this story big story right now in Washington so what does this mean for the US senate race.
In Missouri and ramifications for the presidential campaign as -- Well it's not good news for Republican efforts to regain control of the senate this is one of the key races they'd been targeting and there are counting on -- to unseat incumbent Missouri senator Claire McCaskill.
-- and now the Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee according to a commission official will stop funding Akins race.
And pulling five million dollars in advertising set aside from Missouri so there's definitely hurts the candidate -- to stay in the race for the long haul and -- -- crossroads GPS also pulling some campaign funding.
For Aiken now -- -- go also weighed in on this here's what she had to say about the controversy.
He is now just in the last few hours.
-- really apologize.
For what he said.
And I think what's startling to me.
Is that these sound party bigwigs are coming down on him and saying.
It that he needs to kick sand in the face of the Republican primary voters.
Now as you mentioned a lot of Republican pressure on -- to get out of the race Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell putting out a statement saying in part quote.
Although represent -- bacon has apologized I believe he should take time with his family.
To consider whether this statement will prevent him from effectively were presenting our party.
In this critical election and the GOP ticket of course Mitt Romney and Ron Paul Ryan also distancing themselves programs and -- they absolutely and the clock is ticking on the situation.
Steve thanks very much --
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