Mitt Romney and Todd Akin
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Romney urges rape row congressman Akin to stand down

Senior figures in the US Republican party, including Mitt Romney, are urging Missouri congressman Todd Akin to withdraw his candidacy for the Senate.

He is refusing to stand aside, saying people have over-reacted to comments he made on abortion and rape in a television programme on Sunday.

Steve Kingstone reports from Washington.

  • 21 Aug 2012
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