Congressional candidate Joe Carvin, who is running against Nita Lowey in the race to represent District 17 in the House, just put out a statement calling on U.S. Rep. Todd Akin to withdraw from the Senate race in Missouri. Akin has faced a firestorm since suggesting that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies during cases of “legitimate rape”:
Mr. Akin’s comments were as bewildering as they were offensive. They do not reflect the views of other Republican candidates, yet they cast a shadow on the whole party as long as Mr. Akin remains a candidate. I was hopeful, as initial news reports indicated, that Mr. Akin was going to make a hasty withdrawal from the Senate race as a result of his hurtful words, but he seems to be reconsidering that. He should get out now.