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Michele Bachmann picks up coveted Wayne Newton endorsement

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Jeff Poor
Media Reporter

You take them where you can get them, right? So goes the presidential campaign of Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann.

Following Tuesday night’s CNN Western Republican debate, Bachmann made a surprise appearance on Fox News Channel’s “On the Record” with long-time Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton. That’s where Newton revealed he would be supporting the Minnesota congresswoman’s candidacy.

“I watched the entire debate, and I don’t have to tell you how proud I was of this lady because not only did she hold her own, but she kind of stood alone and I’m not talking about being female,” Newton said. “I’m talking about the wonderful things and views that she has for America.”

Host Greta Van Sustren asked Newton if he was a political enthusiast, which he explained he was, adding that he was fully behind the Minnesota congresswoman.

“Yes, as a matter of fact, I am an entertainer but first of all, I’m an American and second of all, I’m a Nevadan, and third of all, I will support this beautiful lady as long as she wants to go,” he said.

Bachmann said she had no problem accepting Newton’s endorsement or that of any other Vegas celebrity.

“Hey, why not?” Bachmann said. “We’ll take support everywhere we can, and it doesn’t get better. This is a picture of America right here. This is like John Wayne, Wayne Newton, so I’m just thrilled.” (RELATED: Candidates attack Cain, his ’9-9-9′ plan)

Newton noted that the Las Vegas economy was under duress, but said he thought a President Michele Bachmann would be the answer.

“It’s going to take electing this beautiful lady as president for things to really change because what it means is we have to get everybody back to work, and we have to get people back in their homes,” Newton exclaimed. “This is a lady that knows a little bit about what it’s like to have children and at times to have to go home and tell them that the world isn’t quite as nice as they’d like.”

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