Akin Not Ruling Out Political Return After Loss

3 years 10 months 4 weeks ago April 28, 2013 Apr 28, 2013 Sunday, April 28 2013 Sunday, April 28, 2013 10:00:42 AM CDT in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Todd Akin isn't ruling out a political comeback, nearly six months after losing Missouri's U.S. Senate race amid widespread criticism of his comments about "legitimate rape."

Akin recently spoke to KSDK-TV in his first interview since losing the November election to Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill. He said he's ready for a comeback, but hasn't decided if that will be in academia, public speaking, or even politics.

The 65-year-old Republican was a 12-year congressman from suburban St. Louis who won a tough Senate primary in August. His campaign took a hit after he remarked in a TV interview that women's bodies have ways of avoiding pregnancy from what he called "legitimate rape."

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