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Mon, Aug. 20 2012 02:56 PM EDT

'Legitimate Rape' Gaffe May Cost GOP Senate Control

By Napp Nazworth
Republicans are more worried about gaining control of the Senate now that one of their best prospects for gaining a seat made a gaffe that seemed to question the credibility of rape victims. Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) was leading by 11 percentage points, according to one poll, in his bid to unseat Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill. In an interview over the weekend, though, he said that "legitimate rape" victims rarely get pregnant. He later said that he "misspoke." (A link to this page will be included in your message. )

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