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Akin Calls McCaskill 'Unladylike' After Debate

Rep. Todd Akin called his opponent's debate behavior 'unladylike' in an interview with the Kansas City Star.

Rep. Todd Akin has made another gaffe in his bid to unseat Sen. Claire McCaskill in November.

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Akin announced on Monday that he was staying the race, despite weeks of negative coverage and the rejection of the National Republican party following his comments on Fox 2 regarding legitimate rape. On Thursday, in an interview with the Kansas City Star, Akin referred to his opponent as "unladylike" in her debate with him last week. 

According to the story, Akin said:

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 told the paper. “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.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee told Talking Points Memo that it declined to comment on the issue. Earlier this week, the group sent an email to supporters asking if it should support Akin and if it did, would they financially support him as well.

Lee Presser September 28, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Maggie Rotermund, reporters are not allowed to make stuff up. Your headline uses the word "unladylike." Nowhere in the body of your story or the body of the Kansas City Star story is Todd Akin quoted as using the word "unladylike." If he said it, quote him. If not, do not make false attributions.

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