Claire McCaskill Defeats Todd ‘Legitimate Rape’ Akin, Wins Re-election to Missouri Senate Seat


Senator Claire McCaskill is the projected winner of the Missouri race for U.S. Senate, defeating Rep. Todd Akin, whose August statement – “First of all, from what I understand from doctors [pregnancy from rape] is really rare. If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down.” – put a national focus on women's rights.