Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann, struggling to reverse a slide in opinion polls, told evangelical Christians on Wednesday that she would be “the comeback kid” in the nomination race.

During a stop at Liberty University, Bachmann shrugged off her recent campaign troubles and vowed to turn around her White House bid with a heavy focus on conservative Iowa and South Carolina.

“We intend to be the comeback kid in this race,” Bachmann told reporters after a speech at Liberty, which bills itself as the largest evangelical Christian university and is a frequent stop for presidential candidates.

“In races you have ups and downs, and we are on the upswing now,” she said. “We have a very strong base of support in Iowa, we’re going to continue to build on that base of support, and we’ve spent a lot of time in South Carolina too.”


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