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September 26, 2012


Senate Republicans May Now Support Akin

The NRSC issued a statement clarifying its support for Rep. Todd Akin (R) in the Missouri U.S. Senate race "and suggesting it might spend money to help elect him, after saying a month ago that it would not do so," the Washington Post reports.

"The NRSC said after Akin's controversial comments about 'legitimate rape' last month that it would not spend money on his behalf this fall. The hope at the time was that the threat would force Akin out of the race and Republicans could replace him with a more electable nominee. It didn't work, though, and the deadline for Akin to exit the race passed Tuesday."












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