September 6, 2011 |
Ed Rollins, the veteran political strategist, is leaving Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign, a move he insists should be not be read as a lack of faith in the candidate, who has struggled to find traction in recent weeks as Rick Perry has zoomed to the front of the pack. The Bachmann campaign announced the move in a statement late Monday, saying Rollins is stepping down as campaign manager for health reasons. "In less than 50 days and with fewer resources than other campaigns, Ed was the architect that led our campaign to a historic victory in Iowa," Bachmann said.
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....
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.
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.
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.
October 21, 2011 |
Yet another Republican presidential hopeful seems to have a one-state strategy. Michele Bachmann's entire paid staff in New Hampshire has quit the campaign, which is increasingly focusing all of its resources on a victory in the Iowa caucuses. WMUR-TV in Manchester, N.H., first reported the departure of Bachmann's six officials, who left "over deep frustration with the campaign's lack of commitment" to the state. The Minnesota congresswoman had already been heavily focused on the Hawkeye State, and the loss of what little New Hampshire operation she had only clarifies her strategy.