Prominent Am Law Partners Join GOP Call for Akin to Quit Senate Race

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A quartet of former Republican U.S. senators from Missouri—two of whom are now with Am Law 200 firms—joined the growing chorus within their party Tuesday urging GOP Congressman Todd Akin to end his bid to unseat incumbent U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill in the wake of his controversial comments about rape and abortion.

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  • RJGLAW

    Unfortunately, the Missouri Republican Party has drifted far from the days of Sen. Danforth when there was a healthy, sensible debate about the issues. Rep. Akin's recent comments about abortion and women's role in the decision making process are not isolated. I remember a radio interview with Don Marsh where Rep. Akin basically said that people who can't afford health insurance should seek charity from churches rather than government trying to solve the health care crisis. Before passing judgment on Rep. Akin, I encourage people to read or view his entire interviews. You will astounded by his narrow world view and lack of understanding of the problems encountered by real Missourians. That is why the real Republicans have urged him to step down.

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