January 25, 2012 |
Rep. Michele Bachmann, having seen her bid for the presidency come to an early end, said Wednesday that she will seek reelection to her House seat. "I am very thrilled to be in the position that I am today, and I am looking forward to continuing," Bachmann told the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Bachmann is currently serving her third term representing Minnesota's 6th Congressional District. She raised $13.5 million in her 2010 campaign, winning the Republican-leaning seat by 13 points.
June 13, 2011 |
Rep. Michele Bachmann used the first major presidential debate of the 2012 campaign to announce that she is formally running for president. For Bachmann, the conservative from Minnesota, the announcement was expected, but the timing of it was not. She had been expected to declare later in the month in Iowa. But early in the debate in Manchester, N.H., live on CNN, Bachmann said that she had filed her paperwork Monday with the Federal Election Commission to launch a presidential fundraising committee.
July 15, 2011 |
Taking a page from President Obama's political playbook, Michele Bachmann has formally left a church in Minnesota accused of holding anti-Catholic views. According to CNN , the church that Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus had attended for more than a decade, Salem Lutheran in Stillwater, Minn., granted the couple's request to be released from their membership last month, a week after Bachmann told a national audience that she would run for the Republican presidential nomination.
October 19, 2012 |
Guerrilla Girls, the anonymous women's political art collective that often appears in gorilla masks, has lent its talents to the bid to defeat a proposed amendment that would write a ban on same-sex marriage into Minnesota's state constitution. Its artwork for the cause is a 14-foot-high by 40-foot-wide billboard image of Minnesota's conservative Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann, no friend to the gay rights movement. The sign, high above a busy intersection in downtown Minneapolis, deploys a fragmentary quote from Bachmann - “we all have the same civil rights” - to unwillingly enlist her as a spokeswoman for the side she opposes.
October 30, 2011 |
One day after a key poll showed a steep reversal of fortune for Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's prospects in the Iowa caucuses, the Minnesota congresswoman insisted her campaign is doing "exactly what we need to do" to win. Appearing on ABC's "This Week with Christiane Amanpour," Bachmann brushed off her poor showing in Saturday's Des Moines Register poll as a "day-to-day snapshot. " The poll showed dwindling support for the conservative firebrand.
July 19, 2011 |
Michele Bachmann says her migraine headaches are “easily controlled” with medication, that the episodes have not slowed her on the campaign trail and that they would not affect her ability to function as president should she be elected. The presidential candidate read a prepared statement Tuesday afternoon while at a campaign stop in Aiken, S.C., to respond to a report by the Daily Caller that said the Minnesota congresswoman has been victimized by such intense migraines that they would periodically incapacitate her and require her to be hospitalized or seek medical care.
July 19, 2011 |
Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann's campaign said Tuesday that the candidate suffers from migraines, but disputed a report that said some attacks were debilitating. “Like millions of Americans, Congresswoman Bachmann suffers with migraines and they are under control when treated with medication,” campaign press secretary Alice Stewart toldCNN. The Daily Caller, created by Tucker Carlson as the right-leaning alternative to the Huffington Post, reported Monday evening that Bachmann “frequently suffers from stress-induced medical episodes that she has characterized as severe headaches.
September 7, 2011 |
Michele Bachmann made her big splash at a New Hampshire debate in June. When the candidates gathered again to spar in Iowa last month, she had sufficiently risen to top-tier status that she drew repeated fire from Tim Pawlenty. So it was remarkable to see the Minnesota congresswoman relegated to an afterthought Wednesday, getting barely as much face time as Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. It can all be traced to the entrance of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who emerged as an official candidate just as Bachmann was crowned the winner of the Ames Straw Poll.
October 14, 2011 |
Rep. Michele Bachmann offered faint praise of rival Rick Perry's energy plan, saying that she has long called for the increased production of domestic energy that the Texas governor proposed Friday. "I want to thank Gov. Perry for endorsing my energy plan, that he's coming out with today," Bachmann told reporters after speaking to more than 100 people at Dordt College, a small Christian university. She said she had long called for increased domestic production as a way of creating jobs and reducing reliance on foreign nations.
August 9, 2011 |
Call it a Texas two-step. Rick Perry has doubled back and decided to make a stop in Iowa as part of his presidential almost-announcement tour after all. According to CNN , the Texas governor will speak at a dinner in Waterloo, Iowa, on Sunday, a day after the GOP straw poll in Ames, deep in the heart of what might loosely be called Bachmann Country. Perry took some heat from Iowa Republicans after his plans to signal his impending candidacy with events in South Carolina and New Hampshire came to light.