A prominent Tea Party activist is calling on Michele Bachmann to drop out of the race because she is too focused on social issues such as gay marriage.

Ned Ryun, president and founder of American Majority, wants Tea Party favorite Bachmann gone.

“It's time for Michele Bachmann to go,” Ryun wrote at his group's blog.

“Every day the campaign flounders, it risks hurting the credibility of the movement.”

“It is clear that the campaign has become less about reform and more about her personal effort to stay relevant and sell books,” Ryun added.

In recent weeks, Bachmann has increasingly emphasized her socially conservative views over fiscal issues, often citing her involvement in attempts to ban gay marriage in her home state of Minnesota as proof that she's the most conservative in the GOP field. However, Rick Santorum has been fighting a similar battle, arguing that he's the only candidate who has pushed the issue in Congress.

Ryun blasted Bachmann for straying from the Tea Party's message of limited government and highlighting “social issues and religion.”

“Those fiscal issues which attract Republicans, independents and conservative Democrats alike must continue to be the focus,” he said.