2012 elections: Candidate faux pas

Published On: Oct 03 2011 11:41:41 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 23 2012 11:41:41 AM EDT

From the primaries to the debates, there have been plenty of missteps during the 2012 election season. Take a look back at some of the most notable faux pas.

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Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin’s remarks about pregnancy resulting from "legitimate rape" being rare because "the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down" have resulted in calls from the top Republicans for Akin to drop out of the race. He has vowed to let voters decide whether he should win the seat currently held by opponent Claire McCaskill.

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