It seems Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is continuing his candidacy for senate as planned, amid growing calls for him to step down from the race due to comments he made that pregnancy is rare in cases of "legitimate rape" because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down." By the first deadline for him to drop out, on Tuesday night, Akin was still in the race, despite a call from GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to resign.
Akin did, however, decide it was a good time to do some fundraising off of his pro-life stance in an attempt to turn controversial statements he made about pregnancies in the case of rape into an asset, but he had a little difficulty getting started. The site allows supporters to sign a petition and contribute to Akin's campaign to "Tell McCaskill That You're Standing With Todd Akin!"
Tuesday evening, Akin tweeted: “I am #stillstanding. Will you stand with me?” He included a link to the donation site.
The site includes multiple "apologies" from Akin that oddly continue to contain the phrase "ill-conceived" to refer to his views about children conceived from rape.
"I made a mistake. I used the wrong words in the wrong way. What I said was ill-conceived and it was wrong and for that I apologize."
Speaking of words, the launch of Akin's fundraising site had a bit of trouble...on the first launch attempt, "you're" was misspelled as "your." Twitter users quickly pointed out the error.
Still a little difficulty on the second launch attempt, not quite right, spelling it "your're."
Finally got it right on the third launch.
Akin's website also originally featured an image of a fetus, that also was removed after being spotted on Twitter, coincidence?
Akin is going to need every penny he can gather from his donation site. Sen. John Cornyn, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, on Tuesday reaffirmed plans to abandon a $5 million campaign for Akin. “If he continues with this misguided campaign, it will be without the support and resources of the NRSC,” said Brian Walsh, an NRSC spokesman.