Former Alaskan Governor and 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin told Fox News on Monday that Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann should put an end to her campaign.
“She has a lot to offer, also, but I don't think it is her time this go-around,” Palin said of Bachmann to Fox News. “And I believe that unless she, too, wants to spend her own money or borrowing money and perhaps go into debt, which – heaven forbid – you do that to your family?” Palin added.
Bachmann, who has been behind in the Iowa polls for several weeks before Tuesday’s Iowa caucus, ran television ads on Monday reminding Iowa voters of her opposition to President Obama’s health care plan and her Waterloo, Iowa, birthplace.
“I believe without a shadow of a doubt that Iowans want to get behind their values and I believe I best represent their values,” Bachmann said, while campaigning in Iowa yesterday, Mail Online reported.
Bachmann was born in Waterloo but later moved with her family to Minnesota, where she was elected a member of Congress in 2006.
An adviser told Mail Online that Bachmann’s ad was only airing on NBC affiliates in Iowa and Fox cable stations, a sign the candidate may be low on funding.
Bachmann also shot down fellow Republican candidate and close Iowa favorite in recent polls, Rick Santorum.
Bachmann slammed Santorum for endorsing former Republican Senator Arlen Specter, who in 2009 joined the Democratic Party.
“Arlen Specter supplied the 60th vote that gave us Obamacare and gave us taxpayer-funded abortions. I never would have supported Arlen Specter, who is a pro-abortion candidate,” Bachmann said, according to Mail Online.
In late December, just six days before the Iowa caucus, Bachmann's Iowa campaign chairman, Kent Sorenson, resigned and endorsed her Republican rival Ron Paul. Sorenson, Bachmann's state campaign chairman for almost a year, said he felt a need to aid Paul.
"When the Republican establishment is going to be coming after Ron Paul, I thought it is my duty to come to his aid," Sorenson said in a statement announcing his new endorsement during a rally in Iowa.
Sorenson added that Paul is "easily the most conservative" Republican presidential candidate.
Bachmann stated she will continue on her campaign trail regardless of Tuesday night’s Iowa caucus results.