Controversial politicians

Associated Press
In this Feb. 23, 2012 photo provided by the Arkansas Secretary of State's office shows Jon Hubbard. Arkansas Republicans are speaking out against "offensive" statements by a GOP state representative who is running for re-election and a former GOP legislator running for a state House seat. The state GOP chairman, the Arkansas Republican House Caucus and U.S. Rep. Tim Griffin issued statements Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 criticizing books written by Rep. Jon Hubbard of Jonesboro and former legislator Charlie Fuqua, who is running for a Batesville-area seat. (AP Photo/Arkansas Secretary of State, Lori McElroy)

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Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock became the latest Republican to stir up controversy  when he said during a debate on Oct. 23 that "even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that is something that God intended to happen."  Here is a look at some other notable politicians stirring up headlines.

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