GOP Sources: Akin Not Taking Calls From Party Officials

As the minutes ticked down to the 5 p.m. CT deadline for Todd Akin to drop out of the Senate race, the congressman was not taking calls from members of his party asking him to step down, multiple GOP sources in Missouri tell TPM.

“Numerous state lawmakers have personally called Todd Akin and Perry [Akin’s son and campaign manager] … they are not answering the phone,” one Republican told TPM.