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Can Rep. Todd Akin withdraw? Sure, but it’s unlikely

With even Republicans asking whether it’s too late to replace Rep. Todd Akin as a candidate for U.S. Senate (following his jaw-dropping exposition on whether “legitimate” rape disproportionately affects pregnancy rates), I thought it might be useful to see whether this is even possible.

The answer (as usual), is that he can, but absent Rep. Akin quickly deciding on his own to withdraw, there’s probably not enough time for Missouri’s political machinery to urge him to drop out.

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