Republicans are racing to condemn Rep. Todd Akin after his jaw-dropping remarks that in cases of "legitimate rape," "the female body" has a way to end the pregnancy. Some are saying Akin just lost himself the Missouri Senate race - a loss that would "quash the party's hopes of reclaiming the Senate majority," writes Politico's David Catanese.
An anonymous Republican official told Politico that "most have moved past worrying to conceding." Mark Reardon, a conservative radio host in St. Louis, tweeted: "Just catching up on this @RepToddAkin stuff. Congrats to @clairecmc for winning re-election."