Romney Campaign Stands by Mourdock

    Republican Richard Mourdock, candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat,  participates in a debate with Democrat Joe Donnelly  and Libertarian Andrew Horning in a debate in New Albany, Ind., Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

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    Indiana Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock publicly apologized—sort of—Wednesday for comments during a debate implying that pregnancy caused by rape may be “intended” by God. “I did not intend to suggest that God wants rape,” Mourdock said during the presser, clarifying that he’s not apologizing for what he said but for how it was interpreted. “I spoke from my heart.” The Romney campaign has distanced itself from Mourdock's comments, but says they will continue backing the candidate. "We disagree on the policy regarding exceptions for rape and incest but still support him," the campaign said in a statement.

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