From the daily archives: Monday, August 20, 2012

The GOP etch-a-sketch team is currently on red alert, trying to make the public relations problem created by Congressman (and candidate for US Senate) Todd Akin go away. Akin’s offense? Suggesting that victims of “legitimate rape” are unlikely to get pregnant.

Here’s the latest fallout from Akin’s unfortunate statement:

RNC Chair Reince Preibus doesn’t want him at the GOP convention. Speaker John Boehner has suggested he think about his political future. And Mitt Romney said his comments were “insulting, inexcusable, and, frankly, wrong.”

Akin’s beliefs about the magical powers of a woman’s body under stress may be out of step with […]

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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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