Claire McCaskill will begin a second term in the United States Senate in January.
That's the reality Republican Congressman Todd Akin conceded
to a disappointed crowd of several hundred supporters in
Offering faith-based consolation, Akin told the crowd "..it's particularly appropriate to thank God, who makes no mistakes and who is much wiser than we are, and so I say to God alone be the glory and honor regardless of how He decides to organize history."
The Congressman thanked the conservatives who did not abandon his campaign at the time many is his own party were calling on him to step down from the nomination, saying they are people who believe "...life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness come from Almighty God, not an almighty government."
The Congressman did not directly address the controversy that stayed in the headlines for nearly four months after his comment on rape and abortion, but he did thank those who "...risked their businesses and reputations by standing with us."
Akin did not back off his campaign themes of fiscal
conservatism in his speech, taking swings at the Obama Administration's
Much of the crowd dispersed within a half hour of the
Full Report: Claire McCaskill Defeats Todd Akin to Win Second Term