St. Louis (KSDK) - The Republican National Convention is underway in Tampa, Florida but the Republican candidate for Senate in Missouri is in St. Louis.

Embattled Congressman Todd Akin was asked to stay away from Tampa by the Republican leadership ever since his controversial comments about rape and abortion. They want him to drop out of the Senate race.

Congressman Akin was in our studio Tuesday night for an exclusive interview with NewsChannel 5's Mike Bush.

Click the video player above to watch the entire interview with Rep. Akin.

Tell us what you thought of the interview by using the hashtag#ksdkakin on Twitter.

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