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Mo. congressman defies GOP leaders to stay in race

Published 08/21/2012, The Jamestown Sun

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Rep. Todd Akin defied the nation's top Republicans Tuesday and forged ahead with his besieged Senate bid, declaring the party was overreacting to his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in cases of “legitimate rape” and by insisting he abandon his campaign.

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