Akin tour brings out female supporters, protesters in KC

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Congressman Todd Akin ended his four-day tour across Missouri in the Kansas City area on Friday, with three events attended predominantly by women.

Akin started the day at the Sheraton Hotel in Crown Center, talking to reporters about his campaign. Outside more than 50 protesters turned out to remind voters about Akin's controversial comments about "legitimate rape."

During his news conference, Akin responded to the comments he made this week about his opponent, incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, not being as "lady-like" as she was in 2006.

The second stop on his bus tour in Kansas City was in Liberty at the Clay County Republican Headquarters. About 40 supporters turned out, the majority of them women. Only three protesters showed up at this stop.

The third and final stop on his bus tour was at the Platte County Republican Headquarters. Again, there were around 40 supporters present, mainly women.

41 Action News learned dozens of protesters showed up at Chappell's Restaurant on Armour Road where the Akin campaign had planned to stop for lunch, but that was canceled because the tour was running behind schedule at that point, according to an Akin spokesperson.

The three candidates in Missouri Senate Race are scheduled for the second debate on Oct. 18 in St. Louis.

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