|Sorenson's resignation email: "Dear Gov. Branstad: I resign my seat, SD13, effective immediately. Sincerely, Kent Sorenson"|
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Switching allegiances is Sorenson's right, but getting paid to shill for a presidential candidate constitutes a violation of Iowa Senate rules. As it turned out, Sorenson received $7,500 per month from Bachmann-related entities for his services, and after the Senate Republican leader called for his resignation yesterday, Sorenson complied.