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Senate GOP forced to play plenty of defense, despite majority hopes

Despite a very good map at the start of the cycle, Republicans have had to spend more than 40 percent of their independent expenditure money on defense.

An Akin exit could cost GOP significant $$$

Akin would have to pay for the re-printing of whatever ballots have already been printed, but it's unclear how much that would be.