Bachmann plays favorites in Florida, takes a pass on Arizona GOP primary

Tea Party favorite Rep. Michele BachmannMichele BachmannLobbying world Trump camp reassures pastors after abortion ruling Falwell faces flak for posing with Trump in front of Playboy MORE (R-Minn.) picked her favorite in one Senate primary race keenly eyed by the conservative movement, but refused to make a pick in another heated contest.

When asked on "Fox News Sunday" whether she would pick Gov. Charlie Crist or former Florida House Speaker Marco RubioMarco RubioWhich GOP pols will actually attend the convention? Poll: Rubio holds massive lead in primary Rubio: Turkey attack 'directed' by ISIS MORE, Bachmann picked the man who opened the Conservative Political Action Conference in February.

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"I have my personal favorite," Bachmann said. "I'm a Minnesotan so I'm not able to cast a vote, but my favorite would be Marco Rubio.

"Right now he is surging in the polls and I think that he has identified with Floridians probably more than either of the two candidates," she added.

But when asked to pick between Sen. John McCainJohn McCainWhich GOP pols will actually attend the convention? Trump bucks military on waterboarding Overnight Defense: Pentagon lifts transgender ban | Navy says Iran broke law by detaining sailors MORE (R-Ariz.) and former Rep. J.D. Hayworth, Bachmann wouldn't pick sides -- at least outright.

"Both of those candidates are making a strong case," Bachmann said. "As I understand, J.D. Hayworth is closing in on Senator McCain right now. And it will be up to the voters in Arizona to make their choice."

When asked whether she was dodging the question, Bachmann said, "Well, I know both gentleman, and they're both honorable men."

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