KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Twenty-two political and religious leaders endorsed Rep. Todd Akin in the Missouri Senate race prior to his controversial comments on "legitimate rape." At least three of them are still behind him.
Missouri State Represenatives Kurt Bahr, Gary Fuhr and Bill White all told 41 Action News they will continue to support Akin.
Rep. Kathie Conway replied to our email asking if her endorsement still stood, but didn't say if Akin still has her support.
Ten other Missouri members of Congress never responded to our request to clarify whether their support changed after Akin's comments -- neither did Rep. Michele Bachmann's camp and Missouri's Right To Life PAC. However, each of them are still listed on Akin's website as being current endorsers.
Akin staffers tweeted again Tuesday night asking supporters to stand behind him by signing a petition of support -- and donating $3 to the campaign.
Despite calls from several in the GOP -- including Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney -- to step down, Akin said Tuesday that he would not quit the race.
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