Michele Bachmann Endorses Point of Grace Pastor Mullen in Primary Race
The Point of Grace Church minister had appeared at events with Bachmann last year during her run for the GOP presidential nomination.
Jeff Mullen, pastor of Point of Grace Church in Waukee and Republican state Senate candidate, received the endorsement of former GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Wednesday, according to the Des Moines Register.
The Minnesota congresswoman was frequently in Iowa last fall and winter as she campaigned for the GOP presidential nomination.
In an email blast to her political supporters, Bachmann called Mullen a “conservative you can count on” who would be “a champion for our shared conservative principles” if elected, the Register said.
The message plays up Mullen’s anti-abortion, pro-gun rights and small-government policy views, and implores supporters to give “generously” to his campaign.
Mullen hosted Bachmann during the caucus campaign at Point of Grace Church and appeared with her regularly on the campaign trail.
He’s running for the newly drawn 22nd District Senate seat, which includes Waukee, Clive and the Dallas County portion of West Des Moines. He will face Pat Ward, a two-term Republican from Clive, in the June 5 primary.