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Bachmann Insists Aide Was Bribed

Michele Bachmann is sticking to her guns that her former Iowa chair was bribed by Ron Paul’s campaign to endorse him. Bachmann’s aide, Kent Sorenson, initially denied that he was bribed and then quit her campaign. “He told me that he was offered money, he was offered a lot of money by the Ron Paul campaign,” Bachmann told reporters in Iowa on Friday. “No one else knows about the conversation other than Kent Sorenson and myself.” Bachmann said he told her about the bribe money during a phone call on Dec. 27, though she wouldn’t say how much money was involved. Sorenson, an Iowa state senator, decided yesterday to endorse Ron Paul, who is currently one of the top contenders to win Iowa’s January caucuses.