In Indiana, Republicans fear that Mourdock's debate comment that pregnancy resulting from rape is "something God intended" could derail their hopes. An ad for Democrat Joe Donnelly meshed several Mourdock statements to portray him as outside the mainstream.
"And Richard Mourdock's opinions: Pregnancy caused by rape is something 'God intended.' He says Medicare and Social Security are unconstitutional," the narrator says.
The Mourdouck campaign replies, "Donnelly and his liberal allies have gone too far, attacking Richard Mourdock's religious faith and twisting his words, playing politics and distracting from the real issues, such as stopping the Democratic House and Senate leaders' agenda."