(WASHINGTON, D.C.) -- Tim Pawlenty's national campaign chairman, Vin Weber, is apologizing Thursday night for saying earlier today that Rep. Michele Bachmann will be "very hard to beat" in the Iowa caucuses in part because she's got "sex appeal."
"She's got hometown appeal, she's got ideological appeal, and, I hate to say it, but she's got a little sex appeal too," Weber said in an interview with The Hill.
On Wednesday night, Weber issued a statement apologizing for his comment.
"I made a mistake that was disrespectful to my friend Congresswoman Bachmann," Weber said. "I've been a Bachmann supporter in her Congressional bids and I apologize. I was not speaking on behalf of Governor Pawlenty's campaign but nevertheless, it was inappropriate and I'm sorry."
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