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November 6, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Akin’s loss in Missouri to McCaskill teaches other candidates a lesson about rape and rhetoric

SEATTLE — Missouri has been a real-world experiment in politics. The question: Can a candidate push the rhetorical envelope, become a pariah of their party, and still win? Missouri Rep. Todd Akin (R) has taken up this charge while running against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill (D) for Senate. Akin has caught national headlines for several controversial…

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