Bachmann’s former Iowa chair denies taking money from Paul

December 30, 2011

Michele Bachmann didn’t want this to be the dominant story about her campaign less than a week out from the Iowa caucuses. After Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson, Bachmann’s Iowa campaign chairman, resigned and switched his allegiance to Ron Paul, Bachmann accused Sorenson of selling out for money. She told reporters:

I had a conversation with Kent Sorenson, and in the direct conversation that I had with him, he told me that he was offered money, he was offered a lot of money by the Ron Paul campaign to go and associate with the Ron Paul campaign. No one else knows about that conversation other than Kent Sorenson and myself.

Sorenson responded in an interview with CNN:

That conversation never happened. As much respect as I have for Michele, the fact of the matter is it just didn’t happen and I think it’s unfortunate they’re resorting to these type of tactics.

Sorenson went on to explain that he chose Paul because he considers the Texas Congressman a “top tier candidate” who could beat Mitt Romney.

Watch:

Credit: CNN Newsroom

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Posted by celebs4truth | Report as abusive

Didn’t another of her senior aides left over this, saying that it never happened?

Posted by SeanBell | Report as abusive

how about all of you work for free.

Posted by Anonymous | Report as abusive

He did not take money from Ron Paul. The check did have Ron Paul’s signature on it, and bear the name of Ron Paul as the payer. However, Paul insists he does not know who forged his name again.

Posted by AlkalineState | Report as abusive