U.S. Senate Republican candidate Todd Akin has conceded the race to incumbent Claire McCaskill. With roughly 50% of the precincts reporting, McCaskill was leading 51.2% to 42.1%.  Earlier in the evening, supporters of Akin were being told to remain confident despite the fact that Fox News, CBS and NBC had projected McCaskill the winner with on 21% of the votes counted.

AUDIO Akin’s speech (8:00)