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Shunned by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is instead turning to former presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich to help raise his profile and cash in the closing week of his campaign.

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Republican congressman Todd Akin has made good on his promise to stay in the Missouri Senate race against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill.

Tuesday's final deadline for Missouri candidates to remove their names from the ballot came and went at 5 p.m. as Akin continued a bus tour across the state. It's a final confirmation that he's resisting calls from within his own party to drop his bid.

Kristofor Husted / KBIA

Former presidential candidate and House Speaker Newt Gingrich is coming to Missouri to raise money for Todd Akin's U.S. Senate campaign.

Akin campaign adviser Rick Tyler, who is a former Gingrich aide, says Gingrich will be in the St. Louis area Monday for a series of events with the Republican congressman.