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. Stacie

    That's a lot of crazy in one place.

    March 11, 2010 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Donatella

    Palin and Pawlenty contenders for 2012, thanks for a good laugh today, and as for that wack job Bachmann god bless the people if she is re-elected.

    March 11, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  3. Rick McDaniel

    It doesn't take money......it takes a people's representative, that the people can believe in.

    March 11, 2010 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  4. geecee

    Michelle Bachman is a total nut. I cannot believe the people of Minnesota (her district anyway) voted for this dingbat. Figures Palin would "stump" for her. And Pawlenty, well, he is the Governor of that state after all. But, really, this doesn't do anything for his credibility, damaging it even further!!

    March 11, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  5. Fitz in Texas

    Sent money in the past to Rep. Michele Bachmann and will send money again April 7.

    March 11, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Gil Oberdas

    Two nut cases working to help a third nut case. I hope Americans of above average intelligence can seethrough these three!

    March 11, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  7. Kitchen Police

    Will these three lizard brains appear in white sheets with burning crosses?

    March 11, 2010 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  8. Dan, TX

    I didn't know Pawlenty had really sold out that much. Weird.

    March 11, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  9. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Three peas in a pod! LOSERS!

    March 11, 2010 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  10. Ellid

    It's a toss up who is crazier, Palin or Bachmann. What is a relatively sane individual like Tim Pawlenty doing working with either of them?

    March 11, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  11. geecee

    Who are the Dems. running against her. Let me know so I can make a contribution to his their campaign!!

    March 11, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  12. landscapebear

    wow, u put all these people in the same place, you might get an IQ in the double digits.....might

    March 11, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  13. kgeukes Michigan

    Good to know Sarah will be there. That assures me Bachmann will lose!!!!! LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  14. glenus

    Michelle Bachmann proves three things:

    1.) UFO's are real.
    2.) Aliens have visited Earth.
    3.) Aliens have indeed "mingled" with Earthlings.

    March 11, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  15. Anonymous

    The woman is just flat nuts! She should have to go through counseling just to see if she is fit to serve. She has a lot of very serious issues. She is delusional!

    March 11, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  16. Deb (Long Island)

    Hopefully this lunatic will be defeated in the elections.

    March 11, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  17. Big Ed

    The woman is just flat nuts! She should have to go through counseling just to see if she is fit to serve. She has a lot of very serious issues. She is delusional!

    March 11, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  18. Paul

    Bachmann's own rivals are sanity, reality, decency, and truth. Her career is a useful reminder of just how utterly loopy and nuts some congressional districts in this country are.

    March 11, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  19. th

    Wow, three hypocrits together trying to push their religious fanatic ideas onto everyone.

    None of you self proclaimed christians act like christians. You wouldn't be kicking the needy while they are down if you were.

    March 11, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  20. SuperHiro

    Bachmann and Limbaugh are only two people I can honestly say are bigger clowns than Palin. Pawlenty... man.. what happened to you. You used to be moderate.

    March 11, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  21. glenus

    UFO's are real.
    Aliens have visited Earth

    March 11, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  22. stevetall

    This woman gives me the creeps. Who does she think she is, speaking for God as she does? Just another kooked-out, right wingnut with a poor understanding of government, tolerance, and love for her fellow human being.

    March 11, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  23. p

    From what planet do voters for the wacky Bachman come from?

    March 11, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. Sniffit

    3 blind mice, 3 blind mice....

    March 11, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. CR

    That's a lot of kookery and goofiness concentrated in one place. The GOP is in pathetic shape.

    March 11, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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