March 11th, 2010
01:53 PM ET
5 years ago

Palin and Pawlenty to help Bachmann raise cash

Both Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin will help Rep. Michele Bachmann raise money in April.
Both Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin will help Rep. Michele Bachmann raise money in April.

Washington (CNN) – Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty, two potential rivals for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will meet in Minneapolis next month to help raise money for Rep. Michele Bachmann, an outspoken conservative and popular figure among Tea Party activists.

Palin had previously announced that she would campaign for Bachmann this spring, and Bachmann's campaign followed up Thursday with the announcement that the former Alaska governor will host an April 7 fundraiser for the Bachmann's re-election campaign.

But Bachmann's campaign also announced that Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor, will be one of several "Honorary Hosts" for the fundraiser - adding an extra layer of 2012 intrigue to the event.

The other "Honorary Hosts" are also Minnesota Republicans: former Sen. Norm Coleman, Rep. John Kline and Rep. Erik Paulsen.

Bachmann's campaign said a rally with Palin is still being planned.


Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Sarah Palin • Tim Pawlenty
soundoff (169 Responses)
  1. Letmeknow1

    This woman is a talking point repub idiot!

    March 11, 2010 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  2. Weapon of Mass Distraction

    Just look at the picture. She looks like a lunatic. Who does her fact checking because she is never right on anything. This "thing" is a pathological LIAR!!! "It" is the ultimate Weapon of Mass Distraction.

    March 11, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  3. Dan

    Gag. I live in Minnesota's 6th District and I cannot state enough how embarrassing it is having Bachmann as our rep.

    Please help us. If you have any spare $$$, would you please send it to the Tarryl Clark campaign. She is our best bet at ridding the 6th of this dreaded Bachmann scurge.

    And Pawlenty? Seriously, what would his presidential campaign slogan be: "Let me wreck the USA like I wrecked Minnesota." (?)

    And Palin..? Oh please, make it stop...

    March 11, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  4. HarryB

    The three of them together don't have an IQ as high as Obama's IQ.

    March 11, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  5. Tram

    Who's going to tell Moe, Larry and Curley that this trio wants to be the new "Three Stooges?" I mean, at least the guys were funny. These three? They're just stooges.

    March 11, 2010 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  6. Greg in Texas

    The GOP has gone so far off course I doubt very seriously if they can ever right themselves. As an independent voter I am totally turned off by intellectual losers like Sarah Palin. I'm even more turned off by kooks wearing brown shirts like Michelle Bachman. Oh and Tim who?

    March 11, 2010 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  7. Larry

    Do you know what you have with Pawlenty and Palin?

    2/3rds of the 3 stooges!

    March 11, 2010 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  8. Greg, San Francisco, CA

    Wingnuts tend to stick together...

    March 11, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. George B. from Ohio

    Did you hear the one about the bimbo and the dork who help raise money for the witich? Stop me if you've heard this one ...

    March 11, 2010 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  10. George B. from Ohio

    Did you hear the one about the bimbo and the dork who help raise money for the witch? Stop me if you've heard this one ...

    March 11, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  11. Michelle

    Oh, boy...bet the TeaBaggers will be all over this one. What will be better than one attractive liar...TWO of them in the same place. Wow...wonder how much tickets to teh rally will run? And how many people will be turned away if they carry a sign other than something racist and anti-American?

    March 11, 2010 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  12. Linda from Minnesota

    Tim Pawlenty scares me because Minnesotan's know him for what he is but to others he can appear to be a rational, normal person unlike some other Republicans (Michelle Bachman, Sarah Palin) so I am thrilled he is teaming up with them. Appearing with them will show he is part of the circus.

    March 11, 2010 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  13. Luke Brown

    Bachmann is a joke. What kind of people elect nitwits like this?

    March 11, 2010 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  14. Betty in Arizona

    Talk about peas in a pod. OMG, scarey bunch of people.

    March 11, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  15. Doug - Dallas

    Forget about Palin and Pawlenty. What does it say about the people from Minnesota who continue to re-elect this complete nut job who makes Palin look rational?

    March 11, 2010 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  16. cruncher111

    i thought the three stooges were dead? This trio should be even funnier, as the poke out each others eyes to see who gets to be the biggest loser.

    March 11, 2010 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  17. Scott in Atlanta

    I wonder if Michele Bachman hates her black half-brother? Or her GAY first cousin?

    March 11, 2010 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  18. Laverne

    I did not think it was possible to dislike a politician female more than Sarah Palin, but Michele Bachman takes that prize. This the most obnoxious lady I have heard in a long time along with Ann Coulter. All three give women a bad name in politics.

    March 11, 2010 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  19. Laurie

    Put me down for minus a million.

    March 11, 2010 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
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