Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann faces low expectations in Iowa’s caucuses, where a poor showing could effectively doom her campaign.
Once seen as the candidate to beat in the state’s leadoff nomination contest, the Minnesota congresswoman planned to make her final appeal for support Tuesday at a caucus site in Blackhawk County, where she spent the first years of her life. Her schedule ahead of the night’s voting was packed with interviews on Iowa airwaves and with conservative radio shows nationally.
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Every recent poll put Bachmann in last place heading into the caucuses, a far cry from her summer win in a state GOP straw poll. But top campaign advisers vowed she would prove the recent surveys wrong by activating a support network built through her visits to small towns and churches in every corner of Iowa.
“All the seeds we have sown are about to be harvested,” Bachmann told a rally for volunteers outside her headquarters Monday night.
The campaign sent emails to Republicans in all 99 counties with Bachmann issuing a tailored greeting while surrounded by locals. Her state chairman, Iowa state Sen. Brad Zaun, said there hadn’t been any “what if” conversations should the vote bear out the poll numbers.
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