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Kent Sorenson, Bachmannís Iowa chair, defects to Paul
Washington Post ^ | 12/28/11 | Rachel Weiner

Posted on 12/28/2011 8:33:49 PM PST by cornfedcowboy

Talk about fairweather friends. Iowa state Sen. Kent Sorenson (R), who was Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s state campaign chairman, endorsed Texas Rep. Ron Paul Wednesday night.

At a rally in Des Moines, Sorenson told the crowd, “We’re going to take Ron Paul all the way to the White House.”

He did not tell Bachmann of his decision until he was en route to the Paul rally, billed as an event for veterans.

“This is hard,” he said of his decision to leave Bachmann, explaining that he felt obligated to defend Paul against the Republican establishment. He elaborated in a statement, saying he felt Paul was the most conservative candidate who had a realistic shot at defeating former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Iowa; US: Minnesota; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: iowa; kentsorenson; michelebachmann; minnesota; ronpaul; texas
Read later in the article, Bachman claims he did it for the money.
1 posted on 12/28/2011 8:33:57 PM PST by cornfedcowboy
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To: cornfedcowboy

That’s pretty defective.......


2 posted on 12/28/2011 8:36:34 PM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: cornfedcowboy
He sure did not go from a conservative
to a crazy libertine for the idealism.

3 posted on 12/28/2011 8:38:18 PM PST by Uriíel-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: cornfedcowboy
He said she said.

In a follow-up interview, Sorenson categorically denied having received any offer of compensation by Paul's campaign.

Listen, that's absurd. Like I said before, people on this campaign supported me in my race. They worked tirelessly for me. They stuffed envelopes, they door knocked for me," he said. "I feel like I'm coming home to them.

4 posted on 12/28/2011 8:41:04 PM PST by VicVega ( GEAUX TIGERS, Geaux Saints. Congratulations Brees for beating Marions record.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

I don’t know about ya’ll but I can’t have much respect for a move like this.


5 posted on 12/28/2011 8:41:11 PM PST by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Not the biggest fan of Sorenson before the, not any bigger fan now.


6 posted on 12/28/2011 8:43:55 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: Red Badger
He did not tell Bachmann of his decision until he was en route to the Paul rally, billed as an event for veterans.

That's pretty gutless too.

7 posted on 12/28/2011 8:45:55 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Free Vulcan
Not the biggest fan of Sorenson before the, not any bigger fan now.

Not the biggest fan of Sorenson before THIS, not any bigger fan now.

Proofreading is your friend FV. (smacks head)

8 posted on 12/28/2011 8:46:03 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - No Prisoners. No Mercy.)
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To: writer33

What did he do? Text her ‘CU L8R’?.......


9 posted on 12/28/2011 8:48:22 PM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: Free Vulcan

I liked Kent but now taking another look. Gave him a few bucks too. He won a tough race.


10 posted on 12/28/2011 8:50:13 PM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

romney’s last chance. He’s spreading the money. Have to give him credit, his group is at least as nasty as zero’s. Integrity hasn’t taken a back seat to our electoral process, its gone back to the Roman Republic. We’ve de-evolutionized 2000 yrs in 8.


11 posted on 12/28/2011 8:50:26 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: Red Badger
What did he do? Text her ‘CU L8R’?......

Probably. LOL!

12 posted on 12/28/2011 8:55:01 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Bachmann probably drove Sorenson crazy, causing him to run to the whack job.


13 posted on 12/28/2011 8:55:32 PM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~.. Newt/Palin-West-2012."got a lot swirling around in my head.")
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To: cornfedcowboy

Kent Sorenson - Another political hack who thinks he’s bigger than the game

Such people can never be trusted by anyone.


14 posted on 12/28/2011 8:57:17 PM PST by PGR88 (Sic transit gloria mundi)
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To: cornfedcowboy

At a rally in Des Moines, Sorenson told the crowd, “We’re going to take Ron Paul all the way to the White House.”

Well I took my wife to the White House but that doesn’t mean she is the President. And being taken there as a visitor is as far as that bag of mixed nuts Ron Paul will ever get.....


15 posted on 12/28/2011 9:04:55 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: cornfedcowboy

I’m not part of the “Republican establishment,” and there is absolutely NO way that I will ever vote for Ron Paul. I’d seriously consider voting for President Obama if Ron Paul is the Republican nominee (and it pains me no end to write that). Ron Paul, in my opinion, is that bad. A Ron Paul presidency would be like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. ANY of the Republican candidates, including Romney, would be better than Paul.


16 posted on 12/28/2011 9:21:00 PM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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To: PGR88

PGR88: “Kent Sorenson - Another political hack who thinks he’s bigger than the game”

That’s my assessment, too. It doesn’t surprise me one bit. After all, he left the Bachmann campaign to back Ron Paul. That pretty much says all I need to know about his character.


17 posted on 12/28/2011 9:26:48 PM PST by CitizenUSA (What's special about bad? Bad is easy. Anyone can do it. Try good instead!)
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To: CitizenUSA

If RuPaul somehow gets the GOP nomination, I will vote third party.


18 posted on 12/28/2011 9:40:33 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: cornfedcowboy

the dirty libertarian Ron Paul will take any dirty rat. I spit on them both. I spit on their shoes. (Giuseppi in Unfaitfully Yours. Giuseppi was right.)


19 posted on 12/28/2011 9:46:29 PM PST by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

20 posted on 12/28/2011 9:49:08 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: cornfedcowboy

what a snake


21 posted on 12/28/2011 9:49:15 PM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Wow, he just lost the trust of anyone in the future handling it like that. The fact that he may have switched over to that nutjob Paul for a few pieces of gold taints him even more. Makes you wonder how good a job he was (not) doing for Bachmann.


22 posted on 12/28/2011 9:53:21 PM PST by Reagan is King
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To: cornfedcowboy

Maybe not so much “for the money,” as “because of who has the money.” Bachmann is a fine lady, but she doesn’t have the money or momentum to challenge Romney. Gingrich is running out of money (see: Virginia signatures). Santorum never had any money. Huntsman...is Romney without money.

So, you’re left with Romney and Paul. They have the money to seriously challenge for the nomination. Take your pick; one of them will likely be the nominee. This guy chose Paul, who, if nothing else, is not part of the GOP establishment, whatever his other faults.


23 posted on 12/28/2011 9:56:17 PM PST by B Knotts (Just another Tenther)
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To: SECURE AMERICA

At 1.16am in the morning, you made me laugh so hard ! Thanks for that comment !


24 posted on 12/28/2011 10:27:23 PM PST by Ranjit
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To: CitizenUSA

I feel exactly the same as you.


25 posted on 12/28/2011 10:39:00 PM PST by packrat35 (Heartless)
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To: bossmechanic; All
Kent Sorenson is despicable. I hope the people of Iowa, who are in his Senatorial District, remember what a political whore he is when he comes up for reelection.
26 posted on 12/28/2011 10:51:56 PM PST by no dems (Why do you never see "Obama" bumper stickers on cars going to work in the morning?)
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To: PGR88

Is Kent Sorenson any relation to Ted Sorenson, the suck up to the JFK family who promised to “never let Camelot die”?


27 posted on 12/28/2011 10:54:14 PM PST by RightLady (Liberty above all)
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To: cornfedcowboy

What a scumbag.


28 posted on 12/28/2011 11:22:56 PM PST by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: samadams2000

“What a scumbag.”

He is a political hack. There are no virtuous politicians or political operatives in America today. I no longer have high expectations of anyone involved in the political process. The patriots have been dead for years.


29 posted on 12/29/2011 12:13:59 AM PST by Soul of the South (When times are tough the tough get going.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

Has nothing to do with Michele Bachmann... NOTHING...


30 posted on 12/29/2011 1:17:42 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: cornfedcowboy

It says much about Iowa Republicans when the chairman endorses a candidate before the caucus.


31 posted on 12/29/2011 3:54:46 AM PST by John D
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To: SECURE AMERICA
, “We’re going to take Ron Paul all the way to the White House.”

Do they have a better rubber room up there?
32 posted on 12/29/2011 3:58:27 AM PST by John D
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To: cornfedcowboy

What an idiot!

He leaves Bachmann for Paul????


33 posted on 12/29/2011 4:01:42 AM PST by xzins (Pray for Our Troops Remaining in Afghanistan, now that Iran Can Focus on Injuring Only Them)
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To: B Knotts
. This guy chose Paul, who, if nothing else, is not part of the GOP establishment

Definitely not. He is TOTAL RINO

Republicans do not blame America for every problem in the world, they do not endorse OWS, they do not want to destroy our military. Republicans do not want Iran to have a nuclear bomb, most Republicans do not want to experiment with allowing perverts in the military.
Cut and Run is much more like Obama than any Republican. About the only difference between the surrender monkey and Obama is that even Obama realized the world is a safer place without OBL. Cut and Run thought we violated his civil right to kill infidels.
34 posted on 12/29/2011 4:14:39 AM PST by John D
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To: Reagan is King

Makes you wonder how good a job he was (not) doing for Bachmann.


That is the crazy part. Sorenson was definitely a large factor in Bachmann’s Iowa Straw Poll victory.


35 posted on 12/29/2011 7:19:27 AM PST by cornfedcowboy (Trust in God, but empty the clip.)
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To: cornfedcowboy

“When President Obama opined during his 2011 State of the Union speech that a corporate tax-rate cut might be just the thing for America after a year of record corporate profits, his left-wing base was shocked and dismayed. Heck, some conservatives were caught offguard, too. Perhaps they hadn’t noticed who was running the Obama administration: In large part, the same guys who plan to be running the next Republican administration.”
—Repo Men (Wall St. bankers and D.C. ruling class, “more than a few of them belong in prison.”)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2826109/posts?page=1

Actual conservatives like Bachmann will never be welcome in the club of interior decorator termites that are nibbling away at the woodwork of the Republic for their own enrichment.

Fahgedaboudit.


36 posted on 12/29/2011 8:50:55 AM PST by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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