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(NECN: John Moroney, Boston) - The controversy surrounding Congressman Todd Akin has put womens' issues in the spotlight.
Massachusetts Senate hopeful Elizabeth Warren is hoping this will help her come Election Day.
Democrat Elizabeth Warren says her opponent in the race for U.S. Senate is the same as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan when it comes to issues important to women.
The GOP incumbent Scott Brown says he understands the issues women face, given his strong-minded wife and daughters. Brown's pro-choice and he says he called for Republican Congressman Todd Akin to back out of the race for Senate following his recent comments about "legitimate rape."
Warren took part in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that characterized the Romney-Ryan ticket as bad for women. But, she says Brown is not any better, supporting GOP health and economic policies that will hurt women.
Brown says someone should remind Warren she's running against him, not Mitt Romney. In addition, he says his opponent's policies regarding economy are harmful to everyone, regardless of sex.