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In Upset, Akin to Face McCaskill


(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta (McCaskill), Jeff Roberson (Akin))

Akin earned a reputation as a principled social conservative in the House, where he has represented a suburban St. Louis district since 2000. He has a legislative record to match, fighting back a lower court's attempt to strip "one nation under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance. His campaign ads featured former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and emphasized his Christian values on issues like marriage and abortion. His victory statement opened with the sentence: "First, I want to give thanks to God our Creator who has blessed this campaign."

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