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  • Rep. W. Todd Akin brought home federal dollars for projects in his district but is now an ally of an anti-earmark group, opening himself up to criticism that he has switched to get a campaign donation from the group for his Senate race. (The Jefferson City News-Tribune via Associated Press)

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  • Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill walks off the stage with challengers Republican W. Todd Akin (left) and Libertarian Jonathan Dine after their debate in the Missouri Senate race in Columbia, Mo., on Sept. 21. (Associated Press)

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  • ** FILE ** Rep. W. Todd Akin, the Republican Senate candidate in Missouri, speaks during a news conference in Kirkwood, Mo., on Monday, Sept. 24, 2012. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is campaigning with the hopeful. (Associated Press)

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  • Inside Politics: Akin faces critical time for bid in Missouri

    Republican congressman W. Todd Akin has been slowly rebuilding his Senate campaign in Missouri after apologizing for inflammatory remarks about pregnancy and rape.

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  • Akin, the ‘legitimate rape’ candidate, gets back on campaign trail

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  • Unlike Mr. Akin, who appeared to be speaking extemporaneously when he said women's bodies know how to "shut down" pregnancies in cases of "legitimate rape," Mr. Marshall's comments aren't gaffes.

    Virginia Republican Bob Marshall stands by remarks that raise eyebrows →

  • "The solution to me is really obvious; that is a constitutional amendment for a balanced budget," said Rep. W. Todd Akin, Missouri Republican. "I believe my constituents sent me here to solve a problem. I would go past Aug. 2 if I had to, because I feel like if we create some level of stress, which I don't like, it's maybe better to take that now before we've totally bankrupted this nation."

    Boehner plan runs into GOP rebellion →

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