Jonathan Martin mentioned an important fact in his version of the Michele Bachmann Could Matter story:
Bachmann is very close to [Steve] King, who represents the conservative western half of the state, and has made plain he wants to be a kingmaker this election cycle. He has said that he regrets waiting so late to endorse in the last campaign – he didn’t get behind Fred Thompson until December 2007 – and his early backing of Bachmann would offer her an important ally going into the August state GOP straw poll.
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