From the daily archives: Monday, August 20, 2012

Congressional Republicans – including 11 from Ohio – would revise the definition of ‘rape’ to exclude the ‘statutory’ rape of young girls, date rape, rape involving drugs or alcohol impairment, or where a woman’s mental capacity is otherwise limited.

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Candidate for Senate in Missouri Todd Akin recently told an interviewer that “legitimate rape” won’t get a women pregnant: “If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.”

Amid calls for Akin to drop out of the race, TPM is reporting that Akin is currently in Ohio at the offices of Rex Elsass, Republican media consultant, trying to figure out a way to save his campaign.

Elsass is also John Kasich’s campaign media consultant and was paid nearly ten million dollars by Building a Better Ohio to help protect Senate Bill 5, […]

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