Mitt Romney has called on Todd Akin to quit his Senate campaign three hours before the deadline for Akin to do so without going to court Tuesday. "Today, his fellow Missourians urged him to step aside, and I think he should accept their counsel and exit the Senate race," Romney said in a statement. Romney condemned Akin's rape comments Sunday night, and more strongly on Monday, but his call for Akin to quit comes after Akin promised for a third time that he's not quitting. As its presidential candidate, Romney is supposed to lead the Republican Party, but his call comes long after many top Republicans told Akin to quit.
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