WASHINGTON - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has endorsed one-time Republican rival Mitt Romney for president.
Bachmann says electing Romney will be the country's last chance to keep from "going forward" over a cliff.
The reference is to Democratic President Barack Obama's use of the word "forward" as a campaign slogan.
In a statement announcing her decision, Bachmann says Americans can vote for Obama - and for more joblessness, higher energy prices, more government controls and failed economic policies. Or, she says, they can vote for Romney and a "new vision of prosperity and liberty."