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Romney: 'Fellow Missourians urged him to step aside, and I think he should accept their counsel'

Yesterday he described Mr Akin's remarks "indefensible", but had stopped short of demanding that he pull out of the election.

As I said yesterday, Todd Akin's comments were offensive and wrong and he should very seriously consider what course would be in the best interest of our country.

Today, his fellow Missourians urged him to step aside, and I think he should accept their counsel and exit the Senate race.

– Mitt Romney, US Presidential Candidate