As the 2012 Presidential race heats up, political news continues to dominate the headlines. At the forefront this week was Congressman Todd Akin (R-MO), the Republican running to unseat Senator Claire McCaskill this fall. Representative Akin drew outrage from across the political spectrum when he told KTVI-TV in St. Louis, "It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors...if it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
The Republican National Committee called on Rep. Akin to step down, as did Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. Yet Akin is staying in the race, as he explained to Mike Huckabee on the former Arkansas Governor's radio show, "The good people of Missouri nominated me and I’m not a quitter. And my belief is we’re going to take this thing forward and by the grace of God, we’re going to win this race."
While Akin stole the headlines this week, Romney released his energy plan, calling on President Obama to open the Keystone Pipeline as soon as possible. And as Tampa readies for the Republican National Convention, the city is also preparing for a potential hurricane.