By The Associated Press | November 6, 2012 | 10:33 PM EST

Republican Richard Mourdock, a candidate for Indiana's U.S. Senate seat, is interviewed outside a polling place in Indianapolis, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. Mourdock is running against Democrat Joe Donnelly. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Republican Richard Mourdock — who slipped in the polls after saying during a debate that when a woman who is raped becomes pregnant, it's "something that God intended" — lost his U.S. Senate race in Indiana to Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly.

Mourdock is a tea party-backed state treasurer who surprised the GOP when he beat six-term Sen. Richard Lugar in the primary.

His debate comment last month re-shaped the tight Indiana race for the Senate.


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