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Bachmann's Iowa Chair Endorses Paul

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Michele Bachmann just lost one of her most high-profile advisers to none other than Ron Paul. Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson ditched the Minnesotan and jumped on the libertarian bandwagon, announcing at a Paul rally, “Tonight's a little tough for me; I've been serving as Michele Bachmann's state chair for the last year. And while Michele has fought tremendously for my conservative values, I believe we're at a turning point in this campaign. I believe that we have an opportunity to elect a conservative, someone who holds our values dear.” The two-timing aide had appeared with Bachmann at another event in Iowa just a few hours before he announced his loyalty to Paul. Bachmann, meanwhile, said that Sorenson said he was “selling out” after being offered a large sum of money.