Bachmann doles out public praise for Santorum

A number of quotes from the Minnesota congresswoman made headlines around the country yesterday. She also picked up her first high-profile endorsement.
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Michele Bachmann heaped kind words upon conservative presidential candidate Rick Santorum in Iowa Wednesday, suggesting she might call on him as a running mate if she were to get the Republican presidential nomination.

“I have just the highest respect for Rick Santorum … I could easily see making him attorney general,” Bachmann told the Des Moines Register. “He’s very sharp on legal issues, very astute, and I would consider him for that or another cabinet position or I’d even have him on my list for vice president.”

Santorum, the former Senator from Pennsylvania, has been struggling to get above 5 percent in the polls in Iowa.

Bachmann was also in the news Wednesday after suggesting she might remove the U.S. Embassy from Iran, even though the U.S. hasn’t had an Embassy in Iran since 1980. ABC News gets into the nitty gritty of the story and includes a response from her office.

Also Thursday, Bachmann picked upher first congressional endorsement. 

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