Make that two endorsements…

Earlier today, House Majority Leader Matt Dean announced he’s backing Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in her bid for the White House.

It turns out she has support from another Minnesota legislator: Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch.

Here’s what Koch had to say about Bachmann:

“From serving as a state senator to her terms in the United States Congress, as well as owning and operating her family business, Michele has demonstrated she has what it takes to stand up against big government and put forth the necessary policies to create a pro-growth economy that our country so desperately needs right now. She has it right on boosting job creation, she has it right on cutting government spending, she has it right on investing in innovation. I can’t think of another candidate in this race that would be more equipped to turnaround the economy than Michele. That’s why she has my endorsement.”

And here’s the quote from Dean in the Bachmann press release:

“America needs a leader that won’t waiver on the vital issues that matter most to Americans – job creation, cutting spending and getting our national debt under control so our children can have a better, more prosperous future. Michele is that leader; I am honored to endorse her candidacy for President of the United States.”

Bachmann made a quick stop in Minnesota last night for a fundraiser in downtown Minneapolis.

  • George Eau

    Koch wants Bachmann’s seat in congress.

  • John P II

    I have to think the timing of these endorsements is strategic and has little to do with actually supporting Bachmann’s campaign, which is all but over. Maybe the MN Republican leadership is trying to mend some fences before Michelle comes back home?

  • Javier

    Michelle is last week’s news…hopefully these other two will be go back to the hole they came from soon…

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    From serving as a state senator to her term as Minnesota Senate Majority Leader, as well as owning and operating her family business, Amy has demonstrated she has what it takes to stand up against big government and put forth the necessary policies to create a pro-growth economy that our country so desperately needs right now. She has it right on boosting job creation, she has it right on cutting government spending, she has it right on investing in innovation. I can’t think of another candidate in this race that would be more equipped to turnaround the economy than Michele, err Amy. That’s why she has my endorsement.”

    OK, seriously now … why now ? An endorsement before the State Fair may have made sense … an endorsement at the Midwest Leadership Conference would have helped … but why now ? Unless, Ms. Koch wants to discourage Mr. Dean and the other potential replacements for Ms. Bachmann’s seat !

    BTW, isn’t a better comment that Erik Paulsen and John Kline, who had backed Tim Pawlenty, have not endorsed Minnesota’s Favorite Daughter … and what about Tom Emmer ?