The top GOP moments in 2012: Akin and Mourdock get steamrolled

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Indiana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, speaks with volunteers at the Republican "Victory Center" in Jeffersonville, Indiana in this...
Indiana Republican U.S. Senate candidate Richard Mourdock, speaks with volunteers at the Republican "Victory Center" in Jeffersonville, Indiana in this...
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Republican Senate candidates Richard Mourdock in Indiana and Todd Akin in Missouri–whose Senate victories seemed all but assured at one point—lost after making eyebrow-raising remarks about rape and pregnancy. Akin bizarrely claimed that in cases of “legitimate  rape” women’s bodies could block unwanted pregnancies. And Mourdock, who clearly didn’t learn from Akin, said pregnancy from rape “is something God intended to happen.” Democrats immediately pounced, arguing that the remarks were evidence of the GOP’s extreme view on women’s rights.

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The top GOP moments in 2012: Akin and Mourdock get steamrolled

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