Appearing on Gov. Mike Huckabee's radio show on Tuesday, Missouri Senate candidate Rep. Todd Akin said he was indeed staying in the race.
"I want to make things absolutely clear," Akin told Huckabee. "We are going to continue with this race for the United States Senate.
Akin added that his campaign is seeing a "tremendous outpouring of support" from grassroots organizations.
The deadline has passed, and the GOP is stuck with him as dozens of GOP members of Congress called on him to drop out of the race, including both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.
And so...it begins.