The MSNBC political panel discusses Claire McCaskill’s retention of her Senate seat and how her political fortunes changed after her Republican opponent Todd Akin made national headlines for his ignorance about female anatomy and his extreme position on abortion.
A tape from 2008 shows Senate candidate Todd Akin, who became famous for his “legitimate rape” comments, slamming abortion doctors as terrorists and making other outlandish comments. Rev. Al Sharpton explains.
Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin , son, Wynn Akin, and his wife, Lulli Akin wait in line to vote November 6, 2012 in Wildwood, Mo.
Missouri Republican Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., speaks while surrounded by supporters during a news conference at the start of a statewide bus tour, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012, in St. Louis. Akin is hoping that donors displeased by his much-criticized remarks about rape will reopen their c
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2012 file photo, Todd Akin, Republican nominee for the Missouri U.S. Senate seat, speaks to reporters after addressing the Missouri Farm Bureau in Jefferson City, Mo. Until this week, Rep. Todd Akin was virtually unknown beyond his district, associated more with his deep reli
FILE - In this June 11, 2011 file photo , U.S. Representative Todd Akin answers a question from the panel during a debate among Republican Senate candidate hopefuls at the Lindenwood University J. Scheidegger Center's Bezemes Family Theater in St. Charles, Mo. Until this week, Rep. Todd Akin was vir