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Wed January 4, 2012
Report: Bachmann Cancels Campaign Trip To South Carolina
The AP is reporting that Rep. Michele Bachmann has cancelled a campaign trip to South Carolina. Bachmann ended last night with just five percent of the vote, ahead of only Jon Huntsman, who didn't compete in the state.
Bachmann campaign manager Keith Nahigan would not tell the AP whether Bachmann intends to drop out.
NBC News' James Novogrod reports on Twitter that Bachmann has also scheduled a press conference for 11 a.m. ET.
As we noted earlier, during a speech last night, Bachmann said she was staying in the race.
"I believe that I am that true conservative who can and who will defeat Barack Obama in 2012," she said, according to the AP. "What we need is a fearless conservative, one with no compromises on their record on spending on health care, on crony capitalism, on defending America, on standing with our ally Israel."
Last night, Sarah Palin told Fox news that Bachmann should drop of out, along with Huntsman. Palin stumped for Bachmann in 2010, when she was running for Congress in Minnesota.
We'll have more on this story as it develops.