New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) said Sunday that he doesn't think the GOP should back Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin's campaign, despite emerging support from several Republican senators.

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When asked on ABC's "This Week" if Akin should have the support of the GOP, Christie answered: "No. No I don't." Late last week, the Senate Conservatives Fund, led by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), pledged $290,000 to Akin's embattled campaign.

Last month, Akin said that pregnancy rarely happens in cases of "legitimate rape" because women's bodies have a way of preventing conception.

Most recently, after their debate last week, Akin said incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillSanders, Democrats introduce minimum wage bill Mnuchin: WH won't double-count economic growth Technology's role in human trafficking cannot be ignored MORE (D) came out like a "wildcat" and characterized her behavior was more "ladylike" during her first Senate campaign in 2006.

Akin has apologized repeatedly for the first remark, while supporters and their funding made a quick retreat.

Still, in recent days, some Republicans have backed off their earlier criticism of Akin.

Akin has received support from DeMint's group, along with Sens. Lindsey GrahamLindsey GrahamSenate panel could pass new Russia sanctions this summer Overnight Cybersecurity: Bad Russian intel may have swayed Comey's handling of Clinton probe | Apple sees spike in data requests | More subpoenas for Flynn | DOJ's plan for data warrants Overnight Finance: GOP bill would leave 23M more uninsured, says CBO | Trump aides defend budget | Mnuchin asks for clean debt hike before August | Ryan says House could pass bill without border tax MORE (R-S.C.) and Tom CoburnTom Coburn'Path of least resistance' problematic for Congress Freedom Caucus saved Paul Ryan's job: GOP has promises to keep Don't be fooled: Carper and Norton don't fight for DC MORE (R-Okla.) as the focus has shifted to winning back the majority in the Senate.

Sen. Roy BluntRoy BluntSenators unveil infrastructure investment bill GOP nears total exasperation with Trump GOP senators pitch Merrick Garland for FBI director MORE, a fellow Missouri Republican, also weighed in on the Akin race Sunday.

Walking back his initial assertion that Akin should "step aside," Blunt said Missouri voters will overlook Akin's divisive comments and choose him for the sake of denying Sen. Harry ReidHarry ReidGOP frustrated by slow pace of Trump staffing This week: Congress awaits Comey testimony Will Republicans grow a spine and restore democracy? MORE (D-Nev.) and the Democrats a majority in the next Congress.

"At the end of the day, that race does largely become a debate about the majority in the Senate," Blunt said on CNN's "State of the Union" program.

"He [Akin] is on a ticket, at a time, when people are looking at a Senate that's not doing its work, and the only way to change the Senate is to change the majority of the Senate.

"It becomes a party race," Blunt added.

Appearing beside Blunt, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) had a decidedly different take. He said Akin "is going to lose because of [his] demonstrated anti-woman policy."

Last week, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said Akin was "absolutely" a better option than McCaskill.

"That's a given, and as chairman of the party, I have an obligation to make sure we win as many seats in the Senate as possible."