Todd Akin comes to Kansas City amid more controversy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - US Rep. Todd Akin's three-day bus tour of Missouri arrived in Kansas City Friday, a day after more controversial remarks put him in the spotlight once again.

This time, the remarks were aimed at his opponent in the Missouri Senate race, incumbent Claire McCaskill.

At a campaign stop in Jefferson City Thursday, Akin said McCaskill had behaved in a less "ladylike" manner than she had in the past.

"She was very aggressive in the debate, which was quite different than the way she was when she ran against Jim Talent" in 2006, Akin said. At that time, he added, "she had a confidence and was very much more sort of ladylike and all."

Akin will be at Crown Center Friday morning and will be greeted by supporters and protesters.

Representatives from several women's rights and LGBT groups are hot under the collar after the remarks made by Akin.

Akin's remarks were denounced by Washington Sen. Patty Murray, the Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.

She called them "demeaning to women and offensive to all."

Akin is still under fire from his suggestion earlier in the campaign that pregnancy "rarely" results from "legitimate rape" and that women's bodies have a way of shutting down conception.

He later apologized for his remarks on rape and admitted they were inaccurate.

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