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Kelly Mitt -- opening up a six point lead over President Obama in the latest Rasmussen poll on the general election.
But today Ron Paul.
Who's already leading Republican polls in the Hawkeye State getting crucial support from state senator Kent Sorenson.
Just hours after senator Sorensen resigned as Michelle Bachmann Iowa chairman.
State senator -- joins me live right now -- thank you so much for being here on the program what you know how to cause a controversy -- yes -- That was not my intention but today I believe he had to do it's right.
All right let's just all the viewers what you did you -- -- Michelle Bachmann campaign chair in Iowa and you're a big deal out there so it meant a lot.
Nonetheless Ron Paul's folks really really wanted -- to support him and we're trying to woo you away and he had campaigned for you when you were running and nonetheless -- you really thought you belong with Bachmann until yesterday so you show up at an event with Michelle Bachmann.
Then they say three hours later you walk on -- Ron Paul stages say you're defecting.
Going to Ron Paul's camp.
People are apoplectic -- calling you dis loyal let's say you.
I think he had a -- a little wrong there first of all.
I -- I was always in the Ron Paul can't -- for Michelle came into the scene.
I ran for the Iowa house 2008 when the Republican establishment.
Refused to help me so that I -- -- cannot be won by Republican.
And in -- Obama's march across the states.
Taking it by -- across the country they refused to come to my -- the only people they came to my eight in 2008.
Was it was a great people that are running the Ron Paul campaign now.
So that that's the first and so -- help for -- the second was in 2010.
-- but I don't I don't -- -- isn't in the weeds here and I apologize either frankly -- -- don't really care much about your reelection battle with all due respect what they -- -- -- -- -- about respect with all due respect you that you're asking a question and answer that question -- got it.
Okay and then in 2010 he did three fundraisers for me they helped me again these -- these people are my constituents they door not forming.
They they worked hard for me and -- -- -- -- time or worse in a -- socialists like Mitt Romney.
And a conservative like Ron Paul on the top tier of this race and I believe they make it tough choice if it was painful for me to me.
But I believe that made and made the right choice and I'm gonna help put Ron Paul over the top.
And you don't want me show you right choice he -- Detroit's iPad or an Italian Latin and and then you -- to -- and then you changed your mind what made you change your -- I.
I was just an answer that free Estes I'm glad -- asked to form.
The first thing that changed my mind is is first of all.
You know you -- I was talking to.
Congresswoman -- February.
-- this year well before Ron Paul got in the presidential race and when she asked me if I would come under campaign.
If she decide to run she asked me if I would be your state chair.
I I decided I would make -- -- called Ron Paul campaign to see what their intentions were.
I called them and asked them if they are going to get in the race at that time they they were unsure they said they were waiting for Ron Paul the answer.
Two weeks go by -- decided to sign up with Michelle and I've worked hard -- gave her a 110%.
I believe -- timer Michelle's not going to win Iowa.
I think were.
You know I I'd seen Ron Paul in a tough battle and I knew that.
He came to my aid when I was -- -- tough battles and I decided it was time meeting and his -- help them over the top because they do not want.
Mitt Romney to be running for our nominee.
I know that Michelle Bachman.
Was not happy with this and ask her campaign was not -- is understandably.
But they came out and said she said you told her personally she said it was right from your lips to her ears.
That you were paid by the Ron Paul campaign.
To jump ship and she doubled down on that in a radio interview that was given today take a listen -- -- -- get your response.
I can tell you that conversation that I had directly with Kent Sorenson he told me himself that he was offered money.
A lot of money by the Ron Paul campaign.
And it was very clear that this effort to offer him money happened.
After the -- city debate after we were gaining tremendous momentum in all 99 counties across Iowa.
People were flipping away from Ron Paul.
They were coming in deciding to vote for Michelle Bachmann and that was when the Ron Paul campaign.
Offered money from Kent Sorenson to my ears telling me that he was offered a great deal of money and that's why he left.
As a congresswoman you making that up.
Unfortunately -- at least is I -- that conversation did not happen.
The yet that there.
And even her own campaign staffer west Venus is -- Iowa political director -- statement last night's denying next.
And coming to my defense and that's her within her own ranks -- he did criticize me for my decision said he still stands with Michelle.
Because he believes inner but he said that he's not gonna let a good man like myself be dragged through the mind so I think it's unfortunate they're -- those type tactics.
I think if I was Michelle Bachmann I would forecast no one on the presidential candidate than than trying to destroy some of this is -- happy.
I was -- -- -- be clear because treatment -- -- High stakes -- what New -- -- -- I'm -- let me just ask the question.
You are alleging that -- congresswoman Michelle Bachmann is lying -- that is an explicit lie you never told her.
That you were offered -- from the Ron Paul campaign to jump ship.
No I never had this conversation with Michelle Bachmann or any -- -- -- and -- real.
Absolutely and an integral.
Crux of the matter is gonna come out a week when the financial reports anatomy can look at Ron -- expenditures and and it will be very clear.
-- but was it offered to it was money offered -- you by anybody from the Ron Paul camp to jump ship.
Because now that -- There's an AP story out on a woman named Susan Geddes who's a veteran operative in conservative.
Circles in Iowa machine manager 20082010.
Legislative races and the AP is -- Sorensen.
-- -- is quoting Susan Geddes as saying you told her.
Several times as recently as last month that indeed the Ron Paul campaign had offered you money to leave.
Michelle Bachmann is that is is -- is Susan Geddes is quoted accurately by the AP also telling a falsehood.
I didn't I didn't have that conversation this season.
I think it's unfortunate that we've come to this this in this in this particular race and that the fact of the matter is I did not accept any money from the Ron Paul.
But you know as you -- I accept is different then -- and I just wanted to declare you're also saying they never offered it.
No one got not Ron Paul not anybody affiliated with his campaign are supporting his campaign offered you any money.
To supply -- I was I was I was never offered in nickel from the -- -- -- or anybody associated with it.
Never -- never offered a -- All right -- senator thank you very much again as as -- say.
You know how to create some controversy -- so we'll see will see what happens over the next few days as we gear up.
For the Iowa Caucuses they happen this Tuesday nights and we're taking your thoughts on it -- Kelly Fox News that comes -- the best you.
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