Todd Akin

Conservative PAC May Jump Back in Akin Race

Reconsidering decision to withhold funds

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A powerful conservative PAC said today that "circumstances have changed" and it is reconsidering its decision to withhold funds for Todd Akin's bid for a Missouri Senate seat, and Akin's campaign said today they expect other groups will also resume spending.

The statement by the Senate Conservatives Fund, a PAC led by South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, comes as the 5 p.m. CT deadline for Akin to quit the race looms.

The campaign remains adamant that Akin will stay in the race, despite urging from the GOP hierarchy, including Mitt Romney.

"In the words of Churchill, Todd will never, never, never, never quit," spokesman Rick Tyler told ABC News.

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