(Washington Post) Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) endorsed Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin on Wednesday, giving Akin his first potential big-money endorsement and setting up an unlikely coalition.
DeMint's endorsement was announced alongside that of former presidential candidate Rick Santorum by Santorum's Patriot Voices PAC.
"We support Todd Akin and hope freedom-loving Americans in Missouri and around the country will join us so we can save our country from fiscal collapse," DeMint and Santorum said in a joint statement.
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DeMint's own PAC, the Senate Conservatives Fund, has also made clear in recent days that it is leaning toward endorsing Akin, thought it has not officially done so. The endorsement, for now, is just a personal one from DeMint.