Election 2012

GOP Yanks $5 Million Ad Budget from Akin Race

Money will be spent elsewhere.

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A Missouri Republican Senate candidate under pressure to abandon his campaign after saying that women's bodies can prevent pregnancy when they are victims of "legitimate rape" is running into money trouble.

A National Republican Senatorial Campaign Committee official tells The Associated Press that the group's head, Texas Sen. John Cornyn, called Rep. Todd Akin on Monday. The official says that Cornyn told Akin that $5 million in advertising the committee had set aside for the Missouri race would be spent elsewhere.

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