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CAMPAIGN OVERNIGHT: The ghost of Akin past

He’s back.

Former Missouri Rep. Todd Akin — the Republican perhaps best known for detonating his party’s chances at picking up an easy Senate seat in Missouri with importune comments on rape and pregnancy — is back on the national stage, with a book coming out next week. 

And he’s as defiant as ever in his new book, excerpts of which were published Thursday.