Todd Akin, rape row Republican, loses Senate race: networks
Washington, November 07, 2012
First Published: 09:03 IST(7/11/2012)
Last Updated: 09:14 IST(7/11/2012)
Barack Obama's Democrats were on a path on Tuesday to retain control of the Senate, holding on to a key seat in Missouri where the losing Republican candidate triggered a firestorm with comments about "legitimate rape."
Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill managed to fend off a
challenge by Representative Todd Akin, whose remarks about rape and abortion sparked national outrage and prompted calls from his fellow Republicans to withdraw from the race.