Six-term Congressman Todd Akin said in a television interview Sunday that women’s bodies can prevent pregnancies in “a legitimate rape” situation. He was responding to a question about abortions for rape victims.
A telephone message was left by The Associated Press for John Brunner, who received 30 percent of the vote in the race.
No candidate would automatically take Akin’s place if he leaves the race. The Republican state committee would have two weeks to name a replacement.