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Paul Ryan, Todd Akin

FILE - In this file photo of Tuesday, April 5, 2011, Missouri Congressman Todd Akin, right, a conservative Republican currently running for the U.S. Senate, listens to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., before a news conference on Ryan's budget agenda, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012 said Romney and his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, disagree with Akin's comments that a woman's body "has ways" to prevent pregnancy after rape. Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul says Romney's administration would not oppose abortion in cases of rape. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Controversial politicians

Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock became the latest Republican

to stir up controversy  when he said during a debate on Oct. 23 that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."  Here is a look at some other notable politicians stirring up headlines.