Mitt Romney Distances Himself From Richard Mourdock's Rape Comments

The presidential candidate is being criticized for having previously supported the Senate candidate.
3:00 | 10/24/12

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The race for the white house now. It's "your voice, your vote" with just 13 days to go. And two news stories developing overnight. Mitt romney catching some flak for his dties to a gop senate candidate making comments on abortion and rape. David muir has that for us. Reporter: Good morning, george. From the battleground of colorado. Overnight, mitt romney, the campaign trying to distance itself from a senate candidate that romney endorsed, did a tv ad for him. Overnight, there was a debate. And a question about abortion and a controversial answer. This fall, I'm supporting ard mourdock for senate. Reporter: Just days after mitt romney appeared in this ad for republican richard mourdock, mourdock is under fire, after responding to a question at a debate overnight, about whether abortion should be allowed in cases of rape. I came to realize that life is a gift from god. And I think, even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that god intended to happen. Reporter: Overnight, the romney campaign telling abc news, governor romney disagrees with richard mourdock's comments. And they do not reflect his views. The campaign did not say whether it would ask mourdock to take down this ad. Richard will stop the liberal repolicy agenda. With so much at stake, I hope you will join me in electing richard mourdock. Reporter: The candidate tried to clarify his remarks, standing by his position. God creates life. It's as simple as that. Does god want people raped? Of course not. You believe abortion should be outlawed even in cases of rape? Yes, that's correct. Reporter: But the controversy comes with 13 days left. Just as mitt romney goes on a battleground blitz. Overnight, in colorado. I think of a single mom who scrimps and saves so she can provide a good meal for her child. Reporter: This as both campaigns brace for something else, the october surprise. Two tv personalities, donald trump promising this on fox. I have something very, very big concerning the president of the united states. It's going to be very big. Reporter: And there's word civil rights attorney gloria glory allred will be heading to court. She would not say why she was in mitt romney's home state. Both candidates barnstorm through the battlegrounds. Mitt romney ending in ohio. The president, george, eight states in two days. He'll be sleeping on air force one later tonight. Landing in florida to start things as they both race to the finish. 13 days to go, george. Big ben up there. Thanks, david. Get the other top stories

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