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Rep. Todd Akin

Aug 31, 2012 — The Republican master strategist made the joke during a fundraiser with influential donors.
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Aug 24, 2012 — The Family Research Council, a pro-life organization, says Rep. Todd Akin's remarks on rape recently were wrong; however, they will continue to support him because he's strongly pro-life and a 'decent' man.
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Aug 22, 2012 — After his remarks about rape and pregnancy, Missouri Republican Todd Akin faces an uphill climb in his Senate contest against Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. One expert says that to attract moderate voters, Akin must steer the conversation to the economy.
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Aug 21, 2012 — Under fire for his comments about rape and abortion, the Missouri Senate candidate is under pressure from his own party to drop out before the end of the day. His Democratic opponent is one of the few voices urging him to stay in.
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Aug 20, 2012 — Rep. Todd Akin's rape comment gave Democrats new fodder for their argument that Republicans are out of step on women's issues. In addition to endangering Akin's Senate bid amid GOP calls for him to step aside, it gave Democrats a new way to attack the GOP's White House ticket.
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Aug 20, 2012 — The president weighed in on controversial comments made over the weekend by Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who is running for the Senate. Akin said that women who are victims of "legitimate rape" rarely get pregnant.
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Aug 19, 2012 — Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, who's challenging Democrat Claire McCaskill for the U.S. Senate seat, said it's "rare" for women to become pregnant when they are raped. The Romney campaign distanced itself from the remarks.
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Aug 8, 2012 — The Democratic senator gets her preferred opponent in November with Rep. Todd Akin's victory in the state's Republican primary. But McCaskill still has an uphill fight to re-election.
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