Michelle Bachmann's campaign leader Kent Sorenson has defected from the Bachmann campaign and joined the Ron Paul campaign, effective Wednesday night. Sorenson stated he felt obligated to make the move because the Republican establishment has made such efforts to undermine the Paul campaign.
In a shock announcement Wednesday night, Iowa state senator and onetime Michele Bachmann campaign leader Kent Sorenson declared that he is now supporting Ron Paul for president.
Sorenson made the announcement at a Paul rally with veterans here in Des Moines, telling the crowd: "I believe we're at a turning point in this campaign."
Calling the decision to abandon Bachmann a painful one, Sorenson said he felt obligated to join Paul as the "Republican establishment" tries to undermine his campaign.
"I thought it was my duty to come to his aid, just like he came to my aid during my Senate race, which was a very nasty race," Sorenson said, pledging to go all-out for Paul over the next few days.
To cheers from the crowd, he continued: "We're going to take Ron Paul all the way to the White House."