Akin Will Not Attend GOP Convention

Rep. Todd Akin, who will continue his run against Sen. Claire McCaskill, will not attend the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., Akin confirmed Wednesday morning on ABC’s “Good Morning America.”

Though Akin refused to heed his party’s leaders when they tried to get him to quit the race Tuesday, he said of their hope that he stay away from the convention that he will “honor their particular wishes” on that count.