And the Republican Party was so close to Election Day without anymore candidates making comments on rape. Washington state congressional candidate John Koster gave his two cents on the "rape thing" in comments captured on tape over the weekend and released Wednesday. "On the rape thing, it's like, how does putting more violence onto a woman's body and taking the life of an innocent child that's the consequence of this crime, how does that make it better?" Koster said at a fundraiser. His opponent, Democrat Suzan Kay DelBene, said "dismissing" rape as a "thing" is an "awfully casual way for him to talk about it, and I think it highlights how little he understands the ramifications and seriousness of the issue."