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GREENFIELD - Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock says his campaign is moving on from the backlash over a statement he made at a debate last week on abortion in the case of rape.

Mourdock, a Republican, made a campaign stop in Greenfield Monday at Carol's Cornerstone Cafe. Before a crowd of about 20 supporters, Mourdock spoke more about the Benghazi attack in Libya than about his statement on abortion.

"We're well past that," Mourdock said of the abortion comment. "We're back on the campaign trail and we're talking about the things Hoosiers are talking about."

Last week, Mourdock said in a debate that life is a gift from God and that "even when life begins in the horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intends to happen." A political firestorm followed, and Mourdock said his words had been twisted to something he did not mean.

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