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. Anne P

    Laughable. As a woman, it's disturbing to see the likes of Palin and Bachman in leadership roles at all. Shouldn't they be home baking cookies? To think of the direction they'd like to take us baffles me that they get the support that they do. Should women plan on losing voting rights too with all their backwards thinking? They already want to take our reproductive rights away Get smart, especially young women, and take these extremists out of office!

    March 11, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  2. JohnRJ08

    "Team of rivals"? Are you kidding? This is a team of losers, whether they win elections or not. Pathetic that CNN is dignifying these people with coverage, even in the "Ticker".

    March 11, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  3. Republicans Are The American Taliban

    Why does she need Palin and Pawlenty to help her when she has Satan on her team?

    March 11, 2010 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  4. rick

    Three quacks in one place.

    March 11, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  5. Jeff

    Michele Bachmann is, without a doubt, the most shameless and stupid person on the planet. Sarah Palin finishes a close second.

    March 11, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  6. Jimbo

    Michele Bachmann is a mirror of Sarah Palin. In other words, "nice house but nobody's home...!"

    March 11, 2010 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  7. Obvious

    Bachmann is only popular among Tea baggers because their ideas are equally stupid and dangerous

    Why does CNN continue to post such trash on the ticker?

    March 11, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  8. Huh

    this woman is evil, why would any presidential hopleful want to be associated with her?

    March 11, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  9. ReaganTMan

    Palin & Bachmann rock!

    March 11, 2010 02:08 pm at 2:08 pm |
  10. Tim

    Loons of a feather, stick together.

    March 11, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  11. joel palmer

    Bachmann is going down as Minnesotans realize what a moron she is are embarassed to have her representing them

    March 11, 2010 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  12. bcords

    there won't be one intelligent conversation in that group!!! good luck minnesota

    March 11, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  13. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    a chorus of idiots....

    March 11, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  14. KathyC in MInnesota

    I have heard this woman speak and she is WACKY!

    Michele Bachmann spends more time outside of the District she represents than in it! For someone who has the highest Unemployment and Home Foreclosure rate in Minnesota, Bachmann's list of accomplishments in Congress is laughable.

    Bachmann's use of fear mongering and lies at a regular pace is more than enough to send money to State Senator Tarryl Clark. Clark is running for Congress in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District who will put Michele Bachmann's feet to the fire and keep pace with her on the issues.

    Michele Bachmann, like Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty, is more of a TV celebrity than she is a Legislator at the National level.

    March 11, 2010 02:12 pm at 2:12 pm |
  15. bcords

    usually, if there are three nuts together like that... the guy goes in for surgery!

    March 11, 2010 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  16. Read the contstitution

    Michelle Bachman is awesome. She should be a model of what a congressman is and does. She believes in small government and the constitution. She constantly gets lied about and trashed in the liberal media.
    Thanks Michelle!

    March 11, 2010 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  17. mary

    Bachmann can get anybody to raise money but it won't help her.
    After the way she acts I don't think she will be re elected.
    She is anti America and people don't like her.

    March 11, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  18. bc1194

    Go Palin!

    March 11, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  19. murray

    Palin and Bachmann deserve each other... both so one-sided on the issues.

    March 11, 2010 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |
  20. jay in denver

    Look at that photo. Is she about to be, um, teabagged?

    March 11, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  21. simp

    This should be the greatest show on earth LOL. A bunch of idiots getting together to raise money for this stupid, ignorant woman, well palin fits right into this. these two nit wits together should be a laugh a minute.

    March 11, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  22. Bubba

    You couldn't scrub the nasty off Bachmann with a wire brush.

    March 11, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  23. Jeff in Virginia

    Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin- two wingnuts in a pod.

    March 11, 2010 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  24. Brandonious

    Ah, the dumb and dumber campaign. Their official t-shirt is the old "I'm with stupid" shirt except the arrow points up instead of to the side.

    March 11, 2010 02:19 pm at 2:19 pm |
  25. ProfBill

    Palin, Pawlenty and Bachmann: the HOLY trinity....wait a minute....it's Palin, Pawlenty and HUCKABEE that's the HOLY TRINITY.....sorry, my mistake...

    March 11, 2010 02:20 pm at 2:20 pm |
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