• Sen. Brown rejects Republican's rape remark


    WATERTOWN (AP) - Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is distancing himself from comments about rape made by a Republican Senate candidate from Indiana.

    Richard Mourdock said during a debate on Tuesday that he believes when a woman becomes pregnant during a rape, "that's something God intended."

    Brown told reporters during a campaign stop on Wednesday that he is a pro-choice Republican and does not share Mourdock's views. Asked later if he still supported Mourdock's candidacy, Brown answered that was up to the people of Indiana.

    Mourdock on Wednesday stood by his statement but added that some people had twisted its meaning. He said he abhors any kind of violence.

    The Massachusetts Democratic Party said in a statement that Brown and Mourdock have both served on a committee that helps raise money to elect Republican candidates

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