Appearing on CNN Thursday morning, Hutchison joined the second guessing after GOP losses in the presidential race and in other winnable contests, like Senate races in Missouri and Indiana.
Hutchison said Republicans have failed to approach abortion, contraception and other social issues with a proper level of sensitivity.
“We had Republican candidates who got very high-profile and said some very stupid things,” Hutchison said. “I think that really tainted the party.”
The GOP Senate candidate in Missouri, Todd Akin, said in a local television interview in August that he “understand[s] from doctors” that rape-induced pregnancies are “really rare.”
“If it’s a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down,” he added.
In the Indiana Senate race, Tea Party-backed Richard Mourdock said during a debate last month that “even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, that it is something that God intended to happen.”
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