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From Vicky Hartzler’s campaign:

Hartzler statement on Congressman Akin

Harrisonville – Vicky Hartzler stated today, “Like many Missourians, I found Congressman Akin’s comments baffling, disturbing and misinformed. Over the last few days I have attempted to communicate with him personally; however, my repeated attempts have been unsuccessful. Due to the serious nature of this issue, I hope and pray he will make the right decision for himself, his family and our country and follow the advice of Senators Blunt, Bond, Ashcroft, Talent and Danforth.”

Rep. Vicky Hartzler (r) (left) and Rep. Todd Akin (r) (right) – splitsville.

Lex Luthor: Guy’s a clod. Promises were made, gifts exchanged….

Well, something changed – from three days ago:

Akin blasted for ‘legitimate rape’ comment

By Rudi Keller

Published August 19, 2012 at 4:18 p.m., Updated August 20, 2012 at 2 p.m.

….Through spokesman Steve Walsh, Hartzler declined to comment on Akin’s statement. “Congressman Akin made a comment, and he has said he misspoke,” Walsh said. “There is no reason for Congresswoman Hartzler to weigh in.”

[emphasis added]

What was it?


Teresa Hensley (D): Vicky Hartzler (r) and Todd Akin (r) (August 20, 2012)

Teresa Hensley (D): Vicky Hartzler (r) and Todd Akin (r) – part 2 (August 22, 2012)