by Ben Johnson/Lifesitenews.com
Many Republican leaders, including RNC chairman Reince Priebus, pressured Akin to step aside before today’s deadline expired. Instead, the pro-life congressman kicked off an intensive bus tour with Eagle Forum President Phyllis Schlafly.
Akin’s non-announcement came one day after former House Speaker Newt Gingrich held a fundraiser for Akin’s cash-depleted campaign.
Gingrich asked his fellow Republicans, “If Todd and the people of Missouri prove it’s a close race, what’s the moral case for not backing the Republican nominee?”
Noting that Akin’s success “is a key to winning control of the Senate,” Gingrich said, “This will come down to a very simple question: Do you want to keep Harry Reid as the majority leader?