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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / CAMPAIGN 2012

Bachmann: It ‘Makes No Sense’ For Me to Step Down

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December 21, 2011

GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., isn’t perturbed by a call from Iowa evangelical leader Bob Vander Plaats, who endorsed Rick Santorum, in which he asked her to quit the race for the GOP presidential nomination.

“It didn’t make sense because my numbers have always been above Senator Santorum’s,” Bachmann said on CBS’s Early Show on Wednesday, confirming that the call, reported yesterday by Politico, took place.

Vander Plaats separately denied on Wednesday morning that any such call took place.

 

"I talked to a few candidates and I said I’m not saying what you should do. I’m not telling you to drop out or anything of that nature," he said.

"There's several good pro-family candidates in this race and it'd make the decision a lot easier if a couple of them would team up and basically form a team—we believe that would be a winning strategy... because right now we’re fragmenting our support between really four really good candidates," he said.

“I have the most support here in Iowa,” Bachmann said in her appearance, as she and other candidates ready themselves for the Iowa caucus.

“I'm the only one that has actually won anything in this state,” she said on Fox and Friends on Wednesday, adding that she had the support of over 100 evangelical pastors.

“We're surging and we're very excited. We think we're going to be exactly where we need to be on January 3,” she said on Fox and Friends.

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