Akin's Faith Is Central to His Politics

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Throughout his political career, Representative Todd Akin's agenda has been driven by a belief that his mission came from God. ''God called me to run' -- that's the way he thinks,' said Jeff Smith, a former Democratic state senator in Missouri, said of Mr. Akin, a six-term congressman who represents parts of eastern Missouri. 'I think he thinks it's his destiny, and so you're going to have to get somebody pretty high up there -- or, in his mind, pretty close to God -- to push him out.'

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