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Michele Bachmann

Jun 13, 2011

Bachmann: “I’m in.”

In an email to supporters timed to coincide with this evening's Republican presidential debate, Minnesota's Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced her intention to seek the presidency in 2012.

Jun 7, 2011

Emily’s List announces support for Tarryl Clark’s congressional bid

Tarryl Clark has been added to a list of congressional candidates that Emily's List is assisting early in the election cycle. The national advocacy organization raised $38.5 million in the last election cycle to support pro-choice, female candidates.

Jun 6, 2011

Veteran GOP strategist Ed Rollins joins Bachmann campaign

Republican campaign strategist Ed Rollins, best known for overseeing President Ronald Reagan's 1984 re-election romp, has joined U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann's potential presidential campaign. Most recently, Rollins served as chairman of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's 2008 presidential bid.

Jun 1, 2011

Pawlenty, Bachmann hit double digits (barely) in latest Iowa presidential poll

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the top pick to win the Iowa caucuses, garnering support from 21 percent of respondents, according to a new poll by Public Policy Polling. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and businessman Herman Cain tied for second with support from 15 percent of those surveyed.

May 27, 2011

Bachmann, Palin may compete for same audience

Palin’s “One Nation Tour” is stirring speculation that she will enter the race for the Republican presidential nomination, in which she and Bachmann would compete for much the same constituency.

May 25, 2011

House GOP vote on marriage amendment was defining issue of session’s last days

Around 4 o’clock last Saturday afternoon, the central drama of Session 2011’s closing days finally reared its head on the House floor. Shortly before the chamber recessed for dinner, GOP Rep. Mary Liz Holberg stood to announce the addition of a controversial constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage to the calendar for that evening’s proceedings.

May 11, 2011

One-time conservative gadfly Mary Liz Holberg now pivotal player in budget showdown

Just weeks after the party swept both chambers in last fall's historic election, then-House Speaker-elect Kurt Zellers and soon-to-be Senate Majority Leader Amy Koch took the podium at a press conference to announce the first-ever full slate of Republican committee chairs. Only one legislator - Rep. Mary Liz Holberg, the incoming chairwoman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee - joined t[...]

May 8, 2011

Tarryl Clark will run for Congress in CD 8

Tarryl Clark announced via email today that she will try to unseat Congressman Chip Cravaack in 2012. The former state senator from St. Cloud lost out to Michele Bachmann in the 2010 CD 6 contest.

Apr 20, 2011

RNC upset: Johnson spanks Emmer on one ballot

When Republicans from around the state flocked to the Ramada Mall of America last Saturday, there appeared to be little question who would win the race to replace Brian Sullivan as Minnesota's man on the Republican National Committee.

Apr 20, 2011

DFLers already jostling to challenge Cravaack

Nearly four decades later, Bye is once again chairman of the 8th Congressional District at a time of political tumult. The defeat of 18-term U.S. House fixture Oberstar by Republican Chip Cravaack last year has set off a very familiar scramble for the 2012 DFL nomination.

Apr 19, 2011

Poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty close – and behind – in Iowa

Pawlenty garnered 5 percent support among those Republicans surveyed, while Bachmann saw her 6 percent total matched by U.S. Rep. Ron Paul.

Mar 4, 2011

T-Paw climbs to No. 2 on The Fix list of GOP 2012 hopefuls

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty is now the second most likely Republican to end up with the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, according to the latest ranking from The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza. Only former Massachussets Gov. Mitt Romney ranks ahead of T-Paw on the list.

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