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Place in the Iowa straw poll -- now congresswoman and presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann says she will not participate in next month's Florida GOP straw poll.
It was an insight into why she's taken a pass is -- Press Secretary spokesperson Alice Stewart Alice think you so much for joining us today great to be you're good to see against him -- she had such a huge win in Iowa why not invest in Florida.
Well first and former.
-- important to realize begun to this game pretty late in the game we had about 48 days from what the moment as she announced to.
To start an organization she participated in two major debates -- and back and forth to Washington to vote on key issues that will affect the future of our country.
And we executed and implemented a winning straw -- strategy in Iowa.
And she's the first woman to ever win the straw poll and she did it and about 48 days which -- never happened before.
So our plan all along was to get through the straw poll hopefully do well on course when He was exceeded our expectations but this week we've.
Sifted more into where we're gonna go from here and we're looking at expanding operations in South Carolina and Florida.
They just right now at this point.
Participating in the Florida straw poll while it's critical and Florida will be a critical state in this process.
We just simply are not gonna dedicate the resources to participating in that straw poll but.
By no means is that any indication that we're not gonna move full speed ahead in and developing an organization and the sunshine state.
Do you have any worries because the congress woman's name we'll still be on the ballot.
It that if she doesn't spend any time participating in that particular straw poll that He doesn't finish well in be -- balloting.
That folks at home and around country that I understand her up skipping Florida.
May see her further down the polls and -- want her to be are you word about perception.
So not -- law.
Mean this is a strategic move that we have to make -- -- I said.
Getting through the straw poll was was critical first step for us and we are planning to shift resources and develop an organization in Florida.
We do plan to campaign there in the next few weeks which.
Once people given the opportunity to see her and visit with her speak with her.
You know what will be what they'll be pleased of what they see in here.
We do have some debates coming up we have three debates coming up in September in this will be -- -- -- another opportunity for Michelle.
Explain where she is on the issues defend her record and show that she has what it takes to be the next president of the United States and whether her name is -- on on the -- about in Florida -- not gonna affect her longevity in this race and of course the bottom.
One of those -- -- be taking part in is the Fox News debate down in Orlando Florida September 22.
A let me ask you about the entry of governor Perry of Texas into the race this week you know some folks have speculated that He is numbers in the polling show that He is pulling away some support.
There would go to the congresswoman.
Any concerns about that not a.
Now we welcome any and everyone into this race is set at the end of the day it's up to the people to decide who they feel will be the best person to represent them.
And we've seen all ever since the straw -- a tremendous boost in the support for Michelle.
The crowds in South Carolina were just over the top.
-- people standing out in in sweltering heat to visit with her and and one thing that we learned with that winning the straw poll that.
Her message is connecting with the people of fiscal responsibility of strong national defense of smaller government and certainly on strong faith and family values.
Her message is connecting with them but also her method of campaigning she loves to talk to the people she loves to listen to them.
Is she speaks with any and every one to the very last -- -- shaken and the last autograph -- given and photos are taken.
Is she really does connect for the people and they were growing on that every single time she has another event so.
Whether you know are not you know.
Governor Perry will have an impact we don't see that because her crowds grow every single time she has -- event.
All right Alice Stewart thanks so much for taking a break from the campaign trail CF against him thank you -- -- a day into him.
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