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Akin defends abortion 'terrorist' remarks

Akin defends abortion 'terrorist' remarks

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Todd Akin's campaign defended a 4-year-old remark the Missouri congressman made calling doctors who provide abortions to women who aren't pregnant "terrorists."
Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

Akin: McCaskill less 'ladylike'

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., says he has a "clear path to victory" against incumbent Sen. Clare McCaskill, who he said was less "ladylike" than she had been in 2006.
Embattled Akin starts campaign bus tour

Embattled Akin starts campaign bus tour

KIRKWOOD, Mo., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., begins a four-day bus tour Tuesday, the deadline for him to exit Missouri's U.S. Senate race.

Abortion group targeting just a few voters

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- A major U.S. abortion-rights organization is appealing to a select group of 300,000 women in 25 swing counties to vote for President Barack Obama in November.
Women's group tries to help Todd Akin

Women's group tries to help Todd Akin

CHESTERFIELD, Mo., Sept. 19 (UPI) -- A new Missouri group is attempting to convince female voters U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin is on their side despite of his controversial remarks about rape.
Report: Missouri TV stations drop Akin ads

Report: Missouri TV stations drop Akin ads

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Some Missouri TV stations have stopped running campaign ads for embattled Republican U.S. Senate nominee Todd Akin due to lack of payment, KOMU-TV8 reported.
'Legitimate' rape called No. 1 PR disaster

'Legitimate' rape called No. 1 PR disaster

NEW YORK, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- The worst U.S. media disasters in August ranged from a Yahoo News editor's comment to a lawmaker's "legitimate rape" remark, a trade newslettter said Friday.
Akin: 'Here to win'

Akin: 'Here to win'

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., told reporters in St. Louis Friday he will remain in the Missouri U.S. Senate race "through the November election."
Obama: Akin 'missed science class'

Obama: Akin 'missed science class'

NEW YORK, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama slammed Rep. Todd Akin, the Missouri Republican on the ropes over his remarks on rape, at a New York campaign appearance Wednesday night.
Ryan: We're in 'Obama imaginary recovery'

Ryan: We're in 'Obama imaginary recovery'

WEST CHESTER, Pa., Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. economy is in the midst of "the Obama imaginary recovery," presumptive Republican vice presidential hopeful Paul Ryan said out on the stump Wednesday.
Akin leaves exit door slightly open

Akin leaves exit door slightly open

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Embattled Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., left open the possibility he may exit his state's U.S. Senate race but maintained he still can win.
Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

Akin: I'm staying; pullout deadline passes

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- U.S. Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., Tuesday refused to bow to party pressure to end his U.S. Senate bid as a result of his "legitimate rape" comments.
GOP abortion platform: No rape exception

GOP abortion platform: No rape exception

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- The Republican platform committee Tuesday approved a call for an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would ban abortions.

Akin's take on rape goes back decades

CINCINNATI, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- An Ohio physician's claim that a woman traumatized by rape rarely gets pregnant is "nonsense," a North Carolina professor in obstetrics and gynecology says.
Obama on Akin's remark: 'Rape is rape'

Obama on Akin's remark: 'Rape is rape'

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- President Obama weighed in Monday on the controversy surrounding a Missouri Republican's comments on rape, pregnancy and abortion.
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Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO) (L) stands alongside Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) as he speaks on abortion and the health care reform bill on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 21, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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W. Todd Akin (born July 5, 1947), is the U.S. Representative for Missouri's 2nd congressional district, serving since 2001. He is a member of the Republican Party.

The district includes the western St. Louis suburbs of Ballwin, Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Town and Country, and Des Peres located along Interstate 270 in West County and the northwestern exurbs of St. Charles and St. Peters in St. Charles County.

Born in New York City, Akin later moved to St. Louis and attended John Burroughs School. After graduating, he attended the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Worcester, Massachusetts where he earned a degree in management engineering, and in 1984 he earned a Master of Divinity degree at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis.

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