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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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