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GOP Problems: The Fake Cure For Akin-Ism

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Missouri U.S. Senate candidate, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., is greeted by his long-time neighbor and friend, Pastor Ruth Anderson at their polling place, Star Bridge Christian Center, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in Wildwood, Mo. Akin is running against incumbent Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, J.B. Forbes | AP

There’s no denying that Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock were embarrassments for the Republican Party in 2012, and that their nominations cost the GOP otherwise winnable Senate seats and complicated its efforts to take back the chamber. Similarly, there’s no doubt that Christine O’Donnell and Sharron Angle and Ken Buck were embarrassments for the GOP in 2010 and lost races that should have been gimmes for the party.

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