Votes won in all 2008 Democratic caucuses and primaries by former Sen. Mike Gravel: 40,263
Votes won in all 2012 Republican caucuses and primaries by Rep. Michele Bachmann: 29,072
Today's lesson: Bachmann understands the media much better than Gravel does. He wound down his primary campaign, took his quasi-viral fame, and ran for the Libertarian Party's nomination. She played games with her endorsement for months -- issuing a press release knocking down "rumors" about it, when those rumors had barely grown past the larval stage -- and is now endorsing him onstage in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Is there any endorser that Romney won't share a stage with? Bachmann is a relevant, incumbent figure in the current House majority, but after the Donald Trump endorsement, and after Christine O'Donnell got a prime place at his only Delaware rally...
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