JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill touted a $5.8 million fundraising haul for her re election campaign Wednesday as Republican challenger Todd Akin sought to raise cash amid new attention to his remarks about abortion.
Akin has repeatedly apologized for his rape remark and acknowledged he was wrong. There is no medical proof that women's bodies repel pregnancies in cases of rape.
In defense of his assertion, Akin's campaign released a statement Tuesday from Abby Johnson, a former director of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Texas who quit in 2009 and now speaks against abortion.