(THE HILL) Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says he will consider throwing his weighty financial support behind Rep. Todd Akin (R), the Missouri Senate candidate who has been shunned by party leaders in Washington.

DeMint said the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), which has pulled its funding from the Missouri race, should reconsider its decision if Akin continues his candidacy.

Editor’s note: A report from Accuracy in Media documents that while a George Soros-funded political operation released ammunition against Missouri Senate candidate U.S. Rep. Todd Akin in a recent controversy, it was the GOP that blasted him because he was turning out to have tea-party inclinations.

The senator said backing Akin in Missouri, a red state, might be a better bet for winning a GOP seat than pouring money into blue states such as Maine and Hawaii that are likely to go for President Obama in November.

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