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"Akin advocates" Continued...

But Akin has his champions, including Mike Huckabee and pro-life groups such as the Susan B. Anthony List and the American Life League. His supporters will likely take comfort in a story Bill Federer told Thursday night about Akin's first race for Congress, in 2000. Akin was the underdog in the Republican primary, running against establishment GOP candidate and St. Louis County Executive Gene McNary. But on Election Day, a severe storm struck in neighborhoods where McNary's support was strong, discouraging turnout there. Akin beat McNary by less than 100 votes-and he hasn't lost an election since.

Warren Cole Smith
Warren Cole Smith

Warren, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., is vice president of WORLD News Group and the host of the radio program Listening In. Follow Warren on Twitter @WarrenColeSmith.

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