Bachmann announces Iowa backers
November 25th, 2011
11:31 AM ET
10 years ago

Bachmann announces Iowa backers

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced the support of 39 Iowa party activists Friday as she continues to focus her energies in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

Team Bachmann said the endorsements are part of a growing organization in the state that the Minnesota congresswoman has made a centerpiece in her bid for the White House.

"These supporters represent a spectrum of campaign experience with some having been politically active for many years and others being new to the process," Bachmann's state chairman and state Sen. Kent Sorenson said in a statement. "Great things always happen to campaigns that generate that balance of experience and enthusiasm."

The announcement comes as Bachmann makes campaign stops in Michigan and Iowa the day after Thanksgiving to promote her new book, "Core of Conviction."

A recent poll of likely Republican caucus goers in Iowa showed Bachmann, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania and businessman Herman Cain tied for fourth place with 6% support.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. Kenneth the VI of Minneapolis

    What da heck is a "party activist?"

    November 25, 2011 11:45 am at 11:45 am |
  2. A disgusted former Republican

    The republicans need to start getting used to the fact that Romney will be their candidate.

    November 25, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  3. Bill

    Wow. 39 activists. I think I could come up with more support than that and I am not on the ballot. Go away Michelle.

    November 25, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  4. realitybites

    And how effective is a bucket of water thrown into a lake?

    November 25, 2011 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  5. Mikey

    "The announcement comes as Bachmann makes campaign stops in Michigan and Iowa the day after Thanksgiving to promote her new book, "Core of Conviction.""
    Does anyone else find it a bit unseemly that the majority of the GOP field appears to be using the presidential nominating process as a vehicle to sell books? The current candidates who are hawking books on the campaign trail are: Romney, Cain, Gingrich, Bachmann, Perry, and Ron Paul. It's not that they wrote books that express their political philosophies (which is normal) they are doing book signings and actually plugging their books on the campaign trail. And don't forget that while Palin and Trump were flirting with running, Palin was promoting a book and Trump a TV show. Why would we consider them for POTUS if they are already using their campaigns for personal gain.

    November 25, 2011 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. Robert

    Has she campaigned much of anywhere else?? Keep hearing a buzz that she's going to 'win' Iowa, which normally I respond with "Well, DUH! She hasn't campaigned anywhere else, and when she tries, her staff quits on her!"

    November 25, 2011 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  7. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    She had an interview on NPR this morning. I would have liked to hear the question of "What are your core beliefs that you wouldn't compromise on?" I really would like to know so that there is a reason to challenge her sanity. She lost a lot of her bluster when Perry came onto the scene. She won't make it back.

    November 25, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. John

    The Only place Michele Bachmann had done any good In the Polls Is In Iowa, But she not smart enough to figure out that It going to take more than that one state.

    November 25, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. Peace

    A disgusted former Republican wrote<<<<<.

    "The republicans need to start getting used to the fact that Romney will be their candidate"!

    Sorry I disagree! Wait and see how things are going to organise themselves. Unfortunately what you predict will not come out as you think! Politics is a dirty game and this time people are going to apply it as much as they can!

    November 25, 2011 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  10. BigJim

    to the one who is not accepting my comments, i would like to know why you are rejecting them. you have my e-mail ad since my remarks do not include profanity, threats, disrespectful or insensative or false statements like many posts you do accept. please explain.
    Oh, maybe its because my opinions dont contain the above. Interesting.

    November 25, 2011 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |