Tea Party group turns on Michele Bachmann

The group American Majority says it's time for Michele Bachmann to get out of the presidential race. The executive director for the group that champions Tea Party principals--a strong core of Bachmann's support--says Bachmann is 'a back-bencher and has been a back bencher congressperson for years.'
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Michele Bachmann is a back-bencher only concerned with herself. That's among the harsh criticisms dished out by the leaders of a Tea Party group that represents many of the policies Bachmann champions. The executive director of American Majority tells CNN Bachmann's 'is not a serious presidential campaign.'

The volley's from would-be supporters comes as Bachmann abruptly canceled a Minneapolis town hall meeting.

Amid informed speculation Bachmann's campaign efforts are struggling for money, MPR reports her PAC is accused of illegally diverting money for her own campaign purposes.

Meanwhile, a CNN/Time Magazine poll has Bachmann trailing her rivals, garnering only single digit numbers in four states, including Iowa where she is campaigning the hardest.

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