Bachmann campaign says Iowa faith leader asked her to consider dropping out

CNN reports that Bob Vander Plaats, the chief of an influential conservative Christian group, asked Michele Bachmann to consider merging with another candidate. Vander Plaats on Tuesday endorsed Rick Santorum. CNN says the group is trying to rally support around a single candidate to avoid dividing social conservative voters.
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CNN reports that Bob Vander Plaats, the chief of an influential conservative Christian group, asked Michele Bachmann to consider merging with another candidate. Vander Plaats on Tuesday endorsed Rick Santorum. CNN says the group is trying to rally support around a single candidate to avoid dividing social conservative voters.

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