PLATTE CITY, Mo. - U.S. Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) has four Kansas City-area rallies planned for Wednesday. His first stop was in Platte City, where the U.S. senate candidate said he has been encouraged by many Missourians to stay in the race.
A group of about 30 showed up to the Comfort Inn in Platte City to show their support.
Akin began his speech saying that a couple weeks ago he misspoke and party bosses decided he should step down. Akin noted that this was not uncommon in a race like this.
“That’s the kind of thing that happens in the political world,” responded Akin.
Akin said he made the decision to stay in the race based on principal.
“People got involved in this thing and they made their choice. They don’t want a couple of senators and one or two top people in Missouri choosing someone else. They don’t think that is our process and I don’t either.” said Akin.
Akin will also make stops in Lee’s Summit, Harrisonville and Raymore.
His opponent in the race, incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, is in Washington this week since both the Senate and House are back in session.
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