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Todd Akin

FILE - In this Feb 18, 2012 file photo, Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin, R-Missouri, waves to the crowd while introduced at a senate candidate forum during a Republican conference in Kansas City, Mo. The two losing candidates in the Republican primary for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat are getting renewed attention after Akin's comments about rape on Sunday, Aug. 19, 2012. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, 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.