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

Palin Thinks Prolonged Bachmann Candidacy Is Unlikely

January 3, 2012

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin signaled on Tuesday night that Rep. Michele Bachmann's, R-Minn., campaign is likely over, but stopped short of suggesting Bachmann should drop out of the race.

"Unless she wants to borrow a lot of money, unfortunately, or unless she wants to spend her own money, I personally can't see how it's going to do a whole lot of good in many more stops along the way," Palin told Fox News. "Maybe not New Hampshire -- quitting by then -- maybe not South Carolina or Florida, but down the road unless something really turns around for her, I don't see a way to progress her candidacy to become the top tier candidate."

 

Palin added that her comments were not "to disparage (Bachmann) personally" and added that she is very proud of Bachmann's career. "I think she will be back in the House of Representatives and we'll be thankful for her being there," Palin said.

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