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. rdepontb

    Hey, you two-I thought you were much smarter than that! Michelle has her own supporters in-state. There is no need at all for you to draw fire on yourselves by sticking your noses in that crazy state! There is no way she can repay you or that you would even want help from her campaign folks! Please-I'm sure you are needed elsewhere-somewhere, anywhere–on those dates. Please!

    March 11, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Tommy P

    A nut job raising money for another nut job. I thought Palwenty had more common sense than to hang with these wackos, but I guess he dont.

    March 11, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  3. jane

    The scary thing about this article is that Sarah Palin is described as a potential 2012 Presidential candidate. As if we aren't all under enough distress with the economy right now, you have to remind us that this woman actually thinks of herself as a viable possibility for President!!!

    March 11, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  4. Jim

    Bachmann is the most hatefilled woman in the Republican party. Palin is a close second. They both stand for the worst attitudes in America. It's no surprise that they are allies.

    March 11, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  5. Mark

    Moe and Larry are going to meet up with Curley to make more comedy.

    March 11, 2010 02:46 pm at 2:46 pm |
  6. Al

    I live in that moonbat's district and hope to heaven that we can get her voted out this year...

    March 11, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  7. John

    WOW – three idiots together seeking funds. I wouldn't give one wooden nickle to the lot of them. The three of them are Un-American fools that don't deserve to be representing the American people.

    March 11, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  8. Liz

    May God help Minnesota! These three are (borrowing the quote of Rep.Massa of New York) "the daughters and the son of the devil's spawn."

    March 11, 2010 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. carlos

    Minnesotans are smarter than the nincompoops TRYING to help the hateful bachmann...and will never reelect her...loosers all of them

    March 11, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. TM

    Why does Bachmann need help raising money for re-election? Could it be that voters in her district want to be represented by someone who actually knows what they're talking about? Maybe spending all that time repeating Teabagger paranoia in front of the cameras wasn't such a good idea.

    March 11, 2010 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. Mark S.

    A meeting of the mind-less....

    March 11, 2010 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  12. Minnesota gal

    Hot darn the kiss of death. Couldn't happen to a more deserving person. Guess her boyfriend the preacher isn't allowed to funnel all that cash into her campaign and give her free campaign time in front of his mega TV audience. He is afraid his tax free status is going to be taken away. And by golly looks like it is. All cause he likes to help little Bachman.

    March 11, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. Doug,lib jersey

    Michele Bachmann is one of the best role models we have in our society today for young girls. A hard working, honest, thoughtful patriot who stands strong in the face of liberal sexism, hate, and attacks. She fights for what is right and always remains far more respectful than her hate-filled opposition.

    March 11, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  14. LouAz

    The blind leading the blind ! A first grade child has more intelligence and knowledge than both these gals who think they are still running for some sort of beauty pagent. What a couple of gals !

    March 11, 2010 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  15. randall

    sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes two, and sometimes you go for it and get three nuts...so true.

    March 11, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  16. LouAz

    What does Pawlenty think he will get out of this ? He has no idea what a fast track he is running on. He won't be able to get a word in edgewise.

    March 11, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  17. victim of democrat hypocrisy

    With all the vitriol spewed at her by the loony left, Palin must be doing something right!

    March 11, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  18. janetlaw

    Oh, ick. What a scary trio – just put on your white hoods and quit hiding

    March 11, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  19. james

    The far right frightens me because they represent superficial reasoning and arrogance.

    March 11, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  20. shirley-atl

    To anyone supporting that lunatic Bachman, you have to be as crazy as she is. Americans where has your sanity gone?

    March 11, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  21. NVa Native

    Yuck – have you ever thought about the fact that sista Sara doesn't wash her hands because of her talking points written on her palm.
    Bawk-man is such a comedy act – she's a great asset for the progressives. Michelle Bawk-man is a celebrity among the party of "I'm with stupid".

    March 11, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  22. democrat in az

    Losers losers and more losers Sheesh!

    March 11, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  23. Sgt. Flagg T. McLiberty, Superpatriot

    A ditz, a dullard, and a dummy. Yeah the GOP's going places.

    March 11, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  24. Crazy Harry

    Michelle Bachmann is an embarrassment to all of the residents of Minnesota. I guess you need someone like Palin who is embarrassing herself to assist in raising funds for her.

    What a joke! What a sorry reflection on the sane people of the USA and Minnesota!

    March 11, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  25. beth

    duh, what are we trying to raise...oh it's right here on the palm of my hand...$$$$$$

    Dumb, dumber and dumbest on the prowl...LOOKOUT!!!!

    March 11, 2010 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
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