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Bachmann says she’s ‘working behind the scenes’ to unite GOP

“I have said all along that I will be backing our party’s nominee,” Bachmann said Thursday on CNN’s "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." “What I am doing is working behind the scenes bringing together all factions of our party.”

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Bachmann, a Tea Party favorite, mounted her own bid for the Republican nomination, but she withdrew after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses.

Bachmann was a frequent critic of Romney on the trail, but her endorsement could help shore up support for Romney among Tea Party conservatives, a group that has yet to rally to Romney’s candidacy.

“Don’t forget, when there was the dust up between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, there were 18 million women who had backed Hillary Clinton, they wanted no part of backing Barack Obama,” Bachmann said. “It took time to get them to come over. I am working behind the scenes to knit together the tea party and the evangelicals to come together with conservatives and back our nominee.”