August 2nd, 2010
07:19 PM ET
4 years ago

Bachmann opens national PAC

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, has opened a leadership PAC.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, has opened a leadership PAC.

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann is opening up her own national political action committee.

Paperwork for the new PAC, called MICHELEPAC, was filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission. The committee will allow the Minnesota Republican to raise funds for distribution to candidates nationwide.

MICHELEPAC, which stands for Many Individual Conservatives Helping Elect Leaders Everywhere, has yet to report raising any money.

National PACs are not uncommon among House members and MICHELEPAC will be an asset for Bachmann, who is among the most effective fundraisers in the House. According to FEC statements, Bachmann has brought in $4.56 million this election cycle.

A website for the PAC, listed on FEC forms, is not yet active.

This is the second conservative group the congresswoman has recently formed. Just over two weeks ago, Bachmann formed the House Tea Party caucus, of which she is currently chair.


Filed under: 2010 • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
soundoff (26 Responses)
  1. Steve, New York City

    This woman is frightening – what will she and her friends do, but decide which group they'll scape-goat next?
    An "imbecile" who can raise money is a very scary thing.

    August 2, 2010 07:25 pm at 7:25 pm |
  2. Jeff, Los Angeles, CA

    This is a very disturbed woman and she needs to be voted out of office. If Bachman and Palin are the cream of the crop for the Republican Party then this country IS in serious trouble.

    August 2, 2010 07:54 pm at 7:54 pm |
  3. DENNA

    MICHELEPAC . . . cute, like SARAHPAC. These are not PACs, these are mobs of angry people who will follow any prevaricating Rethug right down the rabbit hole of lies. We want our country to progress and be happy and safe. Since 911 happened on Bush's watch as did this horrible recession, the Rethug party is probably not the best answer to our problems.

    August 2, 2010 07:59 pm at 7:59 pm |
  4. scott

    she better pay attention 2 her own tough relection battle

    August 2, 2010 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  5. Jim4520

    Okay, who's the bigger twit – Palin or Bachmann??? Why does anyone to listen to these two dividers?

    August 2, 2010 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  6. harold

    Well well.. Fraulein Bachmann is at it again.. Before on Heath Care ... if you have NO health Insurance coverage for you and your family... she gave you the advice to just go into the Emergency ROOM... Yes.. you heard it right... No problem.. Does Frau Bachmann take her own advice.. well she has her own health Insurance. thanks to you the taxpayer you are paying her premiums since she works as Federal Employee..I guess she considers herself an employee.. Not for you or me but her so called Conservative cause and agenda....Ask Ms. Backmann how much the hospital is going to charge you and how do you pay the bill...Huh?

    August 2, 2010 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  7. Unenrolled in Massachusetts

    While I am very supportive of conservative women getting more involved in politics, I would like to see some more rational ones come on the scene. Michelle and Sarah are both a bit too looney to be taken seriously. Perhaps they have learned that the more looney they are the more ink they get.

    August 2, 2010 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  8. ruty

    People of Minnesota have got to be insane to have elected this nut . What planet is she from? Are they not embarassed from all this stupid stuff she says and does?

    August 2, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. David

    If legislators would spend half as much time legislating as they do thinking up cutesey names for laws or PACs, they could be much more productive.

    August 2, 2010 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  10. Shannon

    As a Minnesotan, I'm familiar with Ms Bachmann's district, I grew up there. It would be nice if this woman would actually spend some time trying to help the people in her district instead of promoting herself and other crazy members of the tea party. Her district has the hightest unemployment and foreclosure rates in the State, yet she constantly votes against anything that would help average Americans. She even stood up for BP, and critisized the President for making them pay for the clean-up. I hope my fellow Minnesotans vote this woman out of office, and then she can spend all her time raising money for the other do nothing Republicans across the country.

    August 2, 2010 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  11. Nick

    Ummm Michele, "Moron" is not an alternative lifestyle...

    August 2, 2010 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  12. Marie MD

    I am glad bimbo #2 has so much time to waste on this considering she is doing absolutely NOTHING for her constituents. Then again, what's mroe important than her? Nobody!

    August 2, 2010 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  13. NVa Native

    Another mindless yapping Repub barking out Rush talking points. She's great for the Dems. But it makes it hard to figure out which one the liberals are afraid of – the scary the Thrilla from Wasila or Minnesota Bats-shee ......

    August 2, 2010 09:02 pm at 9:02 pm |
  14. Jacob

    this "conservative" woman is filled with HATE!

    August 2, 2010 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  15. Gil

    Will this money be used to pay her hospital costs? Can I put in a claim for being offended by everything this sarah pathatic clon says?

    August 2, 2010 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  16. GI Joe

    She's an idiot.

    Buy food or put your money in savings for retirement or for your kid's food or clothes or college.

    She's an idiot.

    August 2, 2010 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  17. Laurie

    I intend on donating the exact amount that I donate to Sarahpac. A BIG FAT ZERO.

    August 2, 2010 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  18. u2canfail

    Please tell me it is to run her out of office.

    August 2, 2010 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  19. Len

    Another right wing nut case who does not care about the average American.......We better wake up or we will have the same policies we had in the Bush Administration Wake up folks!!!!!

    August 2, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  20. cm

    This woman is a stain on society.

    August 2, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  21. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Why is it that many of these politicians have PACs with their names. I guess they have no creativity. Be clear as to what you want - business over running the needs of the public!

    August 2, 2010 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  22. Valerie Jay

    What has happened to the once-proud Republican Party? Today their most popular members are Palin, Bachman, Cheney, the politicians in South Carolina whose behavior can only be described as shameful and the leaders of the Tea Party movement who embarass and shame this country. Their speakers are Rush Limbaugh, Glen Beck and Fox News whose sole agenda is to bring down the Obama administration. Where are the Republicans of intelligence, class, dignity, good will who truly want to help the country? Where are your John Warners, the former Senator from Va. and other Republicans who once stood for diginity and honor? As a senior citizen and a former Republican, the people and agenda that now represents the Party are both disgusting and disappointing. How any reasonable person could ever seen Sarah Palin in any position of power truly escapes me! Never again will you receive my vote or financial support.

    August 2, 2010 10:54 pm at 10:54 pm |
  23. snow

    You go girl. Love this lady and Governor Palin. I get great enjoyment at the liberals mindless rants against these two. Just shows the little girlie boy liberals have a low tolerence for common sense and straight talk.

    August 2, 2010 11:30 pm at 11:30 pm |
  24. rickinmo

    The voters of Minnesota must surely be in the mood for more comedy if they donate money or vote for Bachman. Her ideas and words are more the rantings of a lunatic than an elected official. How anyone can take her seriously is a mystery.

    August 2, 2010 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  25. Brian

    She is in the Palin camp. A non-starter!

    August 3, 2010 12:04 am at 12:04 am |
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