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Disgraced Former Rep. Todd Akin Donated to Steve King After ‘White Supremacy’ Comments

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Just weeks after Rep. Steve King (R-IA) appeared to publicly defend the idea of white supremacy, he received a four-figure donation by a political group run by a controversial one-time colleague, disgraced former Rep. Todd Akin (R-MO).

Akin’s leadership PAC, Takin Back America PAC, donated $2,000 to King’s campaign on Feb. 2, according to a newly filed financial disclosure statement. That was less than a month after King, in an interview with The New York Times, asked, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization—how did that language become offensive?”

King also got a $2,000 contribution from the campaign of former Rep. Lamar Smith, who retired in January, about a week before King’s interview with the Times.

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