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Rep. Todd Akin

PoliticsElectionsClaire McCaskillTodd AkinJim DeMintRick SantorumRepublican Party
In August, the political future of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) seemed to have been terminated prematurely after he made a comment so medieval that it could have come from the lips of Thomas Aquinas. After an interviewer asked his opinion on abortion following a rape, Akin opined that such... Jeff Roberson / Associated Press