Bachmann Loses Iowa Campaign Chairman to Paul

INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) – Michelle Bachmann’s former Iowa campaign chairman is now backing rival Ron Paul. Hours after appearing with Bachmann at an event, state Sen. Kent Sorenson gave his endorsement to the Texas congressman at a Des Moines rally. Sorenson says he resigned from Bachmann’s campaign to back Paul, whom he called the most conservative of the top-tier candidates. Bachmann says Sorenson made the jump after “he was offered a large sum of money to go to work for the Paul campaign.” In a written statement, Bachmann says “Kent said to me yesterday that ‘everyone sells out in Iowa, why shouldn’t I.”‘ Then, according to Bachmann, “he told me he would stay with our campaign. As she puts it, “The Ron Paul campaign has to answer for its actions.” Bachmann has been on a frantic 99-county push across Iowa in an effort to recover from the slide that followed her Iowa straw poll victory in August. Paul was a close second in that contest.

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