INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Richard Mourdock is adding
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels to the effort to get past his comment that
pregnancy resulting from rape is something “that God intended.”
The Mourdock campaign inserted a picture of the embattled candidate with
Daniels into its ad featuring GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney. The
new spot began airing Friday.
Daniels ducked a question about Mourdock’s comments on Comedy Central’s “The
Colbert Report” Thursday night, telling Stephen Colbert he’s a
“non-combatant” in the race. Daniels has declined to campaign for candidates
since being picked as Purdue University’s next president, but still
occasionally gives political analysis.
Mourdock has refused to apologize for the comment, saying he was
misunderstood and never meant that God intends rape. His campaign has called
reaction from Democrats “sleazy.”