First Word: Romney avoiding Mourdock questions

Updated
Gov. Romney attends the first of three events today in the battleground state of Ohio.
Gov. Romney attends the first of three events today in the battleground state of Ohio.
Twitter photo via @dgjackson

At campaign stops on Thursday, Mitt Romney ignored questions from reporters on rape comments made by Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock. Meanwhile, President Obama hammered away at this controversy on the stump. Just 12 days to go until the election. Here are the stories shaping The Last Word rundown:

First Word: Romney avoiding Mourdock questions

Updated