According to some tweets from a few reporters @CNN, the Akin camp has issued a press release stating that Akin will be holding a press conference in St Louis at 4:15 CST.
It very well could be more of the same of what we’ve heard. Maybe he’s trying to draw more attention to himself?
Whatever it is, I am sure we’ll be interested.
Sources are telling CNN he’s "announcing" he’s staying in again.
Perhaps some sleazy attempts at more attention for fundraising efforts?
Politico is reporting he’s doubling down. Obviously at this point, we can expect Akin to continue this cat and mouse game for press attention. If you noticed, it took him an amazing amount of hours to raise about $125K. He obviously wants the attention to engage another impressive "money bomb" to combat McCaskill’s millions. Why would someone hold a press conference to tell everyone what we already knew?
Update II by Doug: Akin insisted today he was staying in because of "principle". What principle is he talking about? Allahpundit at Hot Air ponders the question:
I’m not sure which principle he means. Presumably he’s referring to respecting the will of primary voters, but in this case those voters went to the polls without knowing yet that he’d quickly become unelectably toxic. Maybe he means the principle of putting your own electoral ambitions above the conservative movement’s desperate, years-long drive to roll back ObamaCare? Or is it the principle of being able to say anything, no matter how hugely damaging it is to your own candidacy and potentially even the GOP ticket, and have your ideological allies circle the wagons on your behalf? If you can figure out the principle at stake, apart from ensuring the viability of left-wing health-care “reforms” for years to come, let me know.