October 20, 2012 10:16 PM

Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin sticks to his principles

Until August — when “Todd Akin” became a late-night punch line — the name seldom was spoken in national political circles despite his six terms in the U.S. House. The controversy surrounding his remarks on “legitimate rape” has laid bare the principles and paradoxes of the St. Louis-area legislator, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate.

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