UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 8:53am
Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison says she will stay in the Senate.
After announcing her departure last year, Hutchison says she will finish out her term.
During her campaign, Senator Hutchison said she would resign from the Senate whether or not she won the race
However, Republican leadership urged Hutchison to keep her Senate seat.
The senator's term will end in 2012.