(TAMPA, Fla.) — Mitt Romney is heading to the Minneapolis area on Wednesday — the day after his decisive win in the Florida primary — and rumors had been swirling that Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann might offer up her endorsement while he’s there.
Not going to happen, according to Bachmann.
“Let me be absolutely clear — there are absolutely no negotiations between me and the Romney campaign regarding any pending endorsement of Governor Romney,” she said in a statement. “I continue to speak with all the candidates and plan on uniting behind the presumptive nominee.”
While Romney holds a grassroots rally in Eagan, Minn., Wednesday afternoon, Bachmann plans to be in Washington, DC.
A source close to the former presidential contender, who dropped out after a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses, backed up Bachmann’s statement that she has “talked to all” of the remaining four Republican candidates vying for the party’s nomination, including Romney.
“She may or may not endorse someone,” according to the Bachmann confidante.
In her statement on Wednesday, the congresswoman called a Boston Globe story speculating about an endorsement “completely false.” The story also raised the possibility that if she endorsed Romney, the former Massachusetts governor might help her, “pay off her lingering campaign debt.” Her fourth quarter campaign finance report showed her in the hole more than $1 million.
Bachmann fired back, saying, “I call on the Globe to retract their article.”
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