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First Word: Romney avoiding Mourdock questions

At campaign stops on Thursday, Mitt Romney ignored questions from reporters on rape comments made by Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock.
Gov. Romney attends the first of three events today in the battleground state of Ohio. (Twitter photo via @dgjackson)
Gov. Romney attends the first of three events today in the battleground state of Ohio.

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:

  • Jon Huntsman says Mitt Romney should withdraw Richard Mourdock endorsement, pull ad