By Alexandra Jaffe - 08/24/12 09:32 PM EDT
Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) announced on Friday that he will remain in the race for Missouri's Senate seat.
"We're going to be here through the November election and we're going to be here to win," he said.
"There's some people having trouble understanding our message," a defiant Akin said before declaring his intention to stay in the race against Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.).