09/24/2012 05:15 pm ET Updated Nov 24, 2012

Newt Gingrich Does Not Think Republicans Will Abandon Todd Akin

Monday morning, Gingrich and Akin pointed to McCaskill's support of President Obama's healthcare reform as an example of where she fell to the left of Missouri, while rebuffing the calls from others, including Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, who told ABC's This Week on Sunday that there were still questions over wether Akin would be the nominee.

Saying he "wouldn't be here" if he didn't think Todd Akin would be the nominee, Gingrich said "I can't imagine that he (Priebus) would want to risk losing Missouri for Romney by getting into some kind of divisive schismatic fight."

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