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In Missouri, Democrats got the nominee they wanted

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When Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin made his now-infamous comments about "legitimate rape," it wasn't just an epic disaster for his campaign, but also a huge payoff on a Democratic investment. That's because Akin was the Democrats' choice as the GOP nominee. They spent at least $1.5 million in ads during the primary (some sources say $2 million) to boost his campaign. They...