Sen. Kelly Ayotte, Sen. McCain call for Rep. Akin to step aside; Update: Blunt, Talent, Ashcroft and Danforth join in; McConnell favors withdrawal!/KellyAyotte/status/237939849414443008

The junior senator from New Hampshire has joined the growing chorus in asking Rep. Akin to drop out of the Missouri U.S. Senate race.

Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) are both calling on Todd Akin to end his Missouri Senate bid. #MOSEN

— Z.L.S. (@ZLS_Politics) August 21, 2012

Piling on a pile? RT @jamiedupree: GOP PILES ON – Sen Kelly Ayotte R-NH: "Akin's comments are totally offensive..Akin should step aside now"

— Ric the Magnificent (@NASCARNAC) August 21, 2012

Another one. RT @KellyAyotte: Akin's comments are totally offensive. I agree with @JohnCornyn for cutting off $. Akin should step aside now.

— Brent Teichman (@BrentTeichman) August 21, 2012

GOP PILES ON – Sen Kelly Ayotte R-NH: "Akin's comments are totally offensive…Akin should step aside now"

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) August 21, 2012

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story.


Blunt, Talent, Ashcroft, and Danforth (1 current & 3 former Missouri senators) tell Akin to exit the race

— John McCormack (@McCormackJohn) August 21, 2012

RT @meredithshiner: Blunt, Ashcroft, Bond, Danforth, Talent issue joint statement calling on @ToddAkin to get out of the race. #MOSen

— Mike O'Brien (@mpoindc) August 21, 2012


Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is also calling on Akin to withdraw:

mitch mcconnell is being even more direct now telling akin to step aside. "sorry is not sufficient"

— Dana Bash (@DanaBashCNN) August 21, 2012

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