GOP Source: Officials Looking To Replace Akin

Republicans in Missouri and Republican Party officials are looking for a replacement for Rep. Todd Akin, a Republican source in Missouri tells TPM. “The walls are quickly collapsing,” the source said. “No one in Missouri is standing by Akin.” The source said that Akin, who has said he is staying in the race, is currently at the Ohio office of Republican media strategist Rex Elsass.

The source said that GOP officials are considering Jim Talent, State Auditor Tom Schweich and John Brunner, who came in second behind Akin in the Republican primary.

“Republicans need Todd Akin to withdraw immediately,” the source said.