January 4, 2012 |
In the wake of a bottom-feeder finish in the Iowa GOP caucuses, Michele Bachmann ended a presidential bid Wednesday that once held so much promise in this state. “Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so I have decided to stand aside,” she said at a morning news conference. Bachmann called on Republicans to unify behind the ultimate nominee, but did not say whom she would support. It was only five months ago, in August, that Bachmann, an Iowa native, captured the Ames Straw Poll, a test of a candidate's strength among influential conservatives in the state and a victory that appeared to establish her as a force to be reckoned with.
May 10, 2012 |
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmannis downplaying reports that she and her family recently became Swiss citizens, saying she has technically enjoyed dual citizenship since she married her husband in 1978. Bachmann's husband Marcus is eligible for Swiss citizenship because his parents are Swiss immigrants, but he only recently registered with the Swiss government, Politico reported earlier this week. Michele Bachmann and her three youngest children became Swiss citizens on March 19, according to the Politico report.
July 15, 2011 |
Rep. Michele Bachmann's $4.2 million take for the year's second fundraising quarter was buttressed by her strength with small-dollar donors. Bachmann raised nearly 75 percent of her money through donations of $200 or less. In comparison, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty got about ten percent of the $4.3 million he raised via small donors; six percent of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's $18.3 million came from low-dollar contributions. "Having gotten into the race a little over a month ago, we are pleased with the progress of our fundraising numbers," Bachmann said in a statement.
July 25, 2011 |
As her presidential campaign heats up, Rep. Michele Bachmann will journey to Los Angeles in September to address a gathering of California Republicans. The conservative firebrand will serve as the keynote speaker for the opening night of the California GOP's fall convention, state party chairman Tom Del Beccaro said Monday. "We're very excited to have Congresswoman Bachmann joining us for the convention Friday night. I know her pure energy, vibrancy and leadership will be a hit with our delegates," Del Beccaro said. "This is a great opportunity for us to hear directly from one of the Republican Party's leading presidential candidates.
January 3, 2012 |
After placing last among the six Republican presidential hopefuls who campaigned heavily in Iowa, a visibly exhausted Michele Bachmann thanked supporters Tuesday night and vowed again to make President Obama a “one-term president.” Despite having earned just 5% of the vote with most precincts reporting, Bachmann praised the caucus process, which she said “has worked.” “It's the people of Iowa who chose tonight,” she said....
September 1, 2011 |
Is the candidate with the "titanium spine" comparing herself to the Iron Lady? Michele Bachmann drew a connection with Margaret Thatcher in a speech to a veterans group today, praising the resolve of the former British prime minister along with another GOP icon, Ronald Reagan. "It took two very strong leaders on the world stage, one a woman and one a man, to reverse the course of their respective countries," Bachmann said at the American Legion convention in Minneapolis. The Minnesota congresswoman equated the Iranian hostage crisis, resolved after Reagan took office, to Thatcher's handling of the Falkland War, saying, "We should heed the lessons that they hold for dealing with those who seek to wreak havoc on peace and on democracy across the world today.