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August 21, 2012 - 9:19 am

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) said that Rep. Todd Akin’s (R-Mo.) controversial comments about rape and pregnancy show that he’s “a leader” in the “war on women.”

And Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), “has been his very proud partner,” Boxer said last night on MSNBC.

“I hope women across this nation and the men who love women, will stand with women and vote for the Obama-Biden ticket and against this radical ticket,” the senator continued.

“Paul Ryan tried hard to say, let’s not have an exception for rape, let’s — you know, we don’t need to have an exception for rape,” she said. “And when he couldn’t get that done, he went, partnered with this guy, Akin, and said, OK, then let’s change the definition of rape.”

It was just one example of how Dems are out of the gate early to link the Missouri Senate candidate with the national GOP ticket.

“And for Mitt Romney to say, it would be wonderful, wonderful to ban abortion, what is he thinking?” Boxer said. “He doesn’t deserve to be president for a whole list of reasons and this is another reason.”

Bridget Johnson is a veteran journalist whose news articles and opinion columns have run in dozens of news outlets across the globe. Bridget first came to Washington to be online editor at The Hill, where she wrote The World from The Hill column on foreign policy. Previously she was an opinion writer and editorial board member at the Rocky Mountain News and nation/world news columnist at the Los Angeles Daily News. She is an NPR contributor and has contributed to USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, National Review Online, Politico and more, and has myriad television and radio credits as a commentator. Bridget is Washington Editor for PJ Media.
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