Missouri Rep. Todd Akin has vowed to stay in the Senate race, but it looks like he won't have the financial backing from his party. The GOP on Monday said it won't be putting any more money toward Akin's election.
The Washington Post reported that the National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman John Cornyn has already informed Akin of the party's intention to not spend any money on him.
Fox News reported that $5 million has been set aside for the Missouri race.
The GOP's abandoning Akin came after he made comments about "legitimate rape" Sunday, saying woman's bodies have ways of averting pregnancies when they are victims of "a legitimate rape."
"It seems to me first of all, from what I understand from doctors, that's really rare," Akin said. "If it's a legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try to shut that whole thing down."
Several GOP leaders lashed out against Akin, a six-term congressman, after his comments. Among those who turned against him were Sens. Scott Brown and Ron Johnson and GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney.
American Crossroads, a conservative Super PAC that spent millions to finance Republicans in Senate races nationwide, has also dropped its support for Akin.
Still, Akin went on Mike Huckabee's radio show Monday reiterating his intention to continue the race.
"I'm not a quitter," he said. "My belief is we're going to move this thing forward. To quote my friend John Paul Jones, I've not yet begun to fight."
The GOP was riding on Akin to defeat Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill for her seat, to try and reverse the currently Democratic Senate majority. All looked well until Akin argued against allowing abortion in case of rape.