Jeff Flake, U.S. Senate Hopeful, Chastises Congressman Todd Akin Over "Legitimate Rape" Comments, Yet He Co-Sponsored Legislation with Phrase "Forcible Rape"

Congressman Jeff Flake posted on his Facebook page on Thursday that during his campaign trail travels all over the state -- to places such as Superior, Miami, Globe, Payson, Show Low, Prescott, Flagstaff, Williams, Lake Havasu, Sierra Vista, Tucson, Kingman -- he had a revelation.

"What I've found is that people don't want to talk about Todd Akin or the wedge issues," he posts on his FB page. "They're concerned about what will happen to their jobs if new EPA regulations close down the power plant in their area. They want to know why the U.S. Senate won't approve a land exchange that will allow a copper mine to expand and save their town. They wonder when the Forest Service will move ahead with stewardship contracts ...that may spare their homes from the next catastrophic fire."

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