3:58 PM, Oct 25, 2012 Richard Mourdock acknowledged Thursday that he thinks he gained -- not lost -- voters for saying pregnancies from rape are "something God intended to happen." "It's an interesting thing that, up until the other night, this issue has not been discussed at all in the campaign trail," Mourdock said before speaking at an event Thursday afternoon in Crawfordsville. "That's why I'm absolutely confident that it's going to pass very, very quickly. We're going to win this race." Mourdock is not exactly correct in saying the issue of abortion has not come up before. It already arose when he was endorsed by Right to Life. At the Thursday event, Mourdock spoke about American history in front of a crowd of a few dozen at the Crawfordsville District Public Library. His abortion comment was not mentioned, even when Mourdock fielded questions from the crowd. Asked about voters who decided not to vote for him after his debate comment, Mourdock said "I haven't heard of those voters." He was then told of a voter who did just that and replied, "I assured all women that the issue of rape is a serious issue. It is not one that my God condones. If anyone thinks that I would condone that, that's a ludicrous point of view." Also asked if campaign gained votes after the abortion comment, Mourdock replied: "I know we did."
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