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Statement by Michele Bachmann on Pawlenty's Decision to Withdraw from the Race for the GOP Nomination

August 14, 2011

Ames, Iowa — Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has issued the following statement in response to Governor Tim Pawlenty's decision to drop out of the race for the Republican nomination for president:

"This morning I spoke with Governor Pawlenty to express my respect and admiration for him, and to wish him and his family well. Running for the presidency requires enormous self-sacrifice. Governor Pawlenty brought an important voice and ideas to the campaign, and he served the people of Minnesota and our country well. Our party and our country are better as a result of his service and commitment."

Michele Bachmann, Statement by Michele Bachmann on Pawlenty's Decision to Withdraw from the Race for the GOP Nomination Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/298754

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