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Akin says Missouri Senate opponent not 'ladylike'
 
Rep. Todd Akin's favorability numbers have plunged after his "legitimate rape" comment, but his opponent for Senate still hasn't managed to break 50 percent.
Rep. Todd Akin's favorability numbers have plunged after his "legitimate rape" comment, but his opponent for Senate still hasn't managed to break 50 percent.
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Struggling Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin is coming under the microscope again, this time for calling Democratic opponent Claire McCaskill unladylike. The Republican, already criticized for his puzzling statement about "legitimate rape," made the latest controversial remarks following a debate between the two candidates. "I think we have a very clear path to victory, and apparently Claire McCaskill thinks we do, too, because she was very aggressive at the debate, which was quite different than it was when she ran against Jim Talent," Akin said. "She had a confidence and was much more ladylike (in 2006), but in the debate on Friday she came out swinging, and I think that's because she feels threatened," he added.

 

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