U.S. Elections 2012: Senator Claire McCaskill (D) Defeats Todd Akin (R) to Win Re-Election as Missouri Senator
The Senate incumbent Claire McCaskill (D) defeated Republican challenger Todd Akin to win re-election as Senator for Missouri. Todd Akin drew controversy to his campaign with his comments regarding ‘legitimate rape’ and ‘shut-off mechanisms’ while discussing a woman’s right to an abortion. These comments were not only offensive to many women but also demonstrated a woeful lack of knowledge with regard to human anatomy.