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8:58 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Akin parses stand on pet projects in Senate bid

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Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has backed millions of dollars in pet projects in recent years. He even proudly defended one for military armor during a television ad in his Republican Senate primary.

Now Akin has aligned himself with a group that wants to ban home-state spending items known as earmarks. And the membership of the Senate Conservatives Fund has pledged $290,000 to help finance his cash-strapped campaign against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill.

Akin denies that it's a reversal and rejects any assertion of a quid pro quo for campaign cash.

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4:12 pm
Mon September 24, 2012

Conservative group considers supporting Akin

Akin at previous event.
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A group supporting conservative Senate candidates is considering whether to toss a last-minute life preserver to Missouri congressman Todd Akin.

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