Missouri clergy line up behind Akin in "battle for the soul" of the GOPQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Nearly 400 Missouri pastors gathered at the podium of a hotel ballroom recently to pray over the kneeling figure of Rep. Todd Akin, a Senate candidate whose campaign had been pronounced dead by national Republican leaders weeks before. 'People are drawn to Akin's cause because they see it as the opening battle for the soul of the Republican Party,' said strategist David Lane, who has spent months in the state organizing pastors to fight for Akin, at times bucking the wishes of GOP leaders in Washington.|
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