MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin has been added to the list of speakers for the Democratic National Convention next month in North Carolina.
Baldwin was one of 10 women announced Wednesday as convention speakers. Others include the president of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.
The additions come as Democrats have increasingly blasted a Republican Senate candidate from Missouri who said victims of "legitimate rape" are able to naturally prevent pregnancy.
Most Democrats and women's groups objected to Todd Akin's language because it suggested there are different severities of rape. The addition of so many women to the speakers list hints that Democrats will continue hammering the GOP over women's rights.
Baldwin is running against Republican Tommy Thompson for Wisconsin's open Senate seat.
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