Koster, on tape, discusses abortion and ‘the rape thing’

  • Wed Oct 31st, 2012 5:43pm
  • News

By Jerry Cornfield

Republican congressional candidate John Koster’s opposition to abortion in cases of rape and incest is not new.

But the way he explained his position at a weekend fundraiser is drawing attention.

That’s because he used the phrase “the rape thing” when answering a question from one of the attendees.

The Associated Press has a story here.

Koster, an Arlington resident and member of the Snohomish County Council, is making his third bid for Congress. He is battling Democrat Suzan DelBene in the 1st Congressional District.

Fuse, a coalition of progressives based in Seattle. posted an audio recording online. Collin Jergens, a spokesman for the group, told the AP’s Mike Baker that one of the group’s activists went to the fundraiser to ask Koster about the issue.