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GOP presidential contenders target Perry in Florida debate

Bachmann's support has been slipping since winning the Iowa Straw Poll last month. A national Gallup poll released earlier this week shows Rick Perry holds 31 percent of the Republican vote while Bachmann only pulled 5 percent.
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Bachmann's support has been slipping since winning the Iowa Straw Poll last month. A national Gallup poll released earlier this week shows Rick Perry holds 31 percent of the Republican vote while Bachmann only pulled 5 percent.

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Bachmann finishes last in Florida straw poll

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was barely a blip in a Saturday straw poll among Florida Republicans. In a field of eight presidential candidates, she finished last with 1.5 percent of the vote. Businessman Herman Cain won the contest with 37 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished a distant second.

Pawlenty presidential campaign remains $453K in debt

A fundraising report released Friday covering July through September shows former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has nearly half a million dollars in campaign debt. The former GOP hopeful left the race after a disappointing third-place finish at the Ames, Iowa straw poll in August.

Pawlenty admits he has regrets regarding his presidential campaign

The former Minnesota Governor ended his bid for the White House last August after finishing third in the Iowa straw polls. Tim Pawlenty told Fox News "we took it as far as I could with my race and our resources." Pawlenty is now actively supporting Governor Mitt Romney, despite earlier criticism of Romney's healthcare plan.

Bachmann promises she's in it 'for the long run'

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s in the campaign for the long term. The day after the latest GOP candidate debate Bachmann insists the race consists of more than front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Bachmann is skipping the Florida straw poll, saying the balloting there is too narrow.

Rick Perry endorses Hegseth in Minnesota's Senate race

Minnesota Republicans will meet this weekend to endorse a challenger to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Texas Governor and former presidential candidate Rick Perry thinks they should back Army National Guard Captain Pete Hegseth. But Hegseth's competitors - Dan Severson and Kurt Bills - also have the backing of current or former presidential candidates.

Bachmann goes 0-for-2 in Saturday straw polls

A double-whammy for congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. She finished second to Herman Cain in a GOP straw poll in Bloomington. Cain had 52 percent, while Bachmann had 12 percent. She also finished poorly at a straw poll at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. -- Bachmann was fifth, with 8 percent of the vote.