“They want to see two girls come together and have a mud wrestling fight, and I am not going to give that to them,” Bachmann told a voter Wednesday who asked about her relationship with the former Alaska governor.

The Minnesota congresswoman praised Palin and said there is room in the Republican presidential race for any candidate.

“This race is wide open and we can accommodate all the candidates who want to come in,” she said.

She urged Republicans to unite behind “the ultimate goal” of defeating President Barack Obama in 2012.