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Iowa: Key Bachmann aide unsure if campaign will go on

Posted at 10:54 PM on January 3, 2012 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Iowa, Politics

Latest from the Associated Press:

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Michele Bachmann's campaign manager says it's hard to tell whether she will continue her campaign after a bleak showing in the Iowa caucuses.

Asked if he could say with certainty whether she would go forward with her candidacy, Bachmann campaign manager Keith Nahigian told The Associated Press: "I don't know yet."

He added: "It's hard to tell, but everything is planned."

Bachmann was in last place among six candidates in the nation's first Republican presidential nominating contest in early Tuesday night. It was a sharp turn for the Minnesota congresswoman after finishing in first place during the Iowa GOP's summer straw poll.


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Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.