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.
Jeff Johnson shocks Pawlenty with GOP win, Tim Walz gets DFL nod
Johnson's victory was the biggest shock of the night.