Todd Akin: Yes, I'm staying in the race to the end

“I just feel like we’re doing very well in getting out in the streets of Missouri,” Akin said. “Things are going incredibly well.”

Akin said he’s heard from people all over Missouri who are encouraging him to remain steadfast in his decision to keep running against incumbent Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill, who Republicans regard as vulnerable in her bid for re-election.

“The sense is like this: “Hey party bosses, hey, we’ve already voted. The party bosses want to put somebody else in. Don’t you give up. You stay there and you fight. That’s what I’m getting.”