PRESS RELEASE from Bachmann for President

For Immediate Release

June 21, 2011    Contact: Alice Stewart

Senator Jack Whitver Endorses Bachmann for President

Ankeny, IA – The Bachmann for President campaign announced today that Ankeny Senator, small business owner, and former Iowa State football player Jack Whitver has endorsed Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann for the Republican Presidential nomination in the 2012 Iowa Presidential caucus.

"I'm incredibly excited to have Senator Whitver's support. He's a team player with proven dedication and leadership skills. His experience as a small business owner, legislator and leader in his community will be a tremendous addition to our campaign." Bachmann said.

Senator Whitver is a husband, father and the owner of Acceleration Iowa, a sports training business with three locations across central Iowa. Whitver made a name for himself with the Iowa State football team, where he was a three-year starter and helped the Cyclones to three bowl games. Whitver was elected to the Iowa Senate in 2011 and serves on the Judiciary, Human Resources and Economic Growth Committee.

"I've studied the field, reviewed the candidates and have come to the conclusion that Michele Bachmann is the candidate that best embodies my views and hopes for Iowa and our nation." Whitver said in a prepared statement. "She knows that hard work and the creative spirit of individuals made this country great. She understands that big government, higher taxes and increased government spending are not the answer to our current economic troubles. Michele Bachmann is a principled reformer with a winning spirit and I'm proud to join her team."