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Monday, August 20, 2012

Republicans Are Freaking Out About Missouri Senate Candidate Todd Akin's 'Legitimate Rape' Remark

Republicans are quickly trying to get out of the splash zone of Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin, whose toxic remarks Sunday suggesting that victims of "legitimate rape" are not at risk for pregnancy now threaten to further damage the GOP's reputation among women.

Akin — long been considered the favorite to defeat Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill in one of this year's most closely-watched Senate races — apologized profusely for the remarks on Mike Huckabee's radio show this afternoon, but dug in on his candidacy, saying that he is not a "quitter."
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