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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2012, file photo Republican Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., talks to the media gathered in Chesterfield, Mo., and told them he will stay in the U.S. Senate race despite the uproar over his remarks about rape and pregnancy. Akin’s comments awakened the ever-slumbering tensions between the Republican Party’s two core wings: social conservatives and corporate interests just as Republicans were hoping for a united front at their convention to nominate Mitt Romney for president.

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