Bachmann raises almost $4 million, but spends nearly $6 million
October 15th, 2011
04:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Bachmann raises almost $4 million, but spends nearly $6 million

(CNN) -– Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign spent nearly $2 million more than it raised in the third quarter, but was still left with more than $1 million in cash-on-hand funds, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission Saturday.

In total, Bachmann raised $3.9 million and spent $5.9 million. Her cash-on-hand total came in at $1.3 million.

Bachmann’s cash on hand reflects money received in previous quarters. Bachmann went into the third quarter with over $3 million in cash-on-hand funds.

The financial report also shows Bachmann’s campaign holding more than $500,000 in debt.

A recent CNN Poll of Polls showed 5% of Republican voters naming Bachmann as their preferred candidate.


Filed under: 2012 • Fundraising • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (81 Responses)
  1. Slightly Left of Center

    Well, gosh, it's awfully expensive to get your make-up, hair, and nails done so frequently, isn't it? And don't forget the endless supply of red suit jackets and flag pins.

    October 15, 2011 06:24 pm at 6:24 pm |
  2. Hongli

    - -- - and this coming from a woman who said spending is out of control in Washington. Give me a --- break! What a waste on tax payers hard earn coins!

    October 15, 2011 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  3. PhD

    So much for "Cut Cap and Balance"!

    October 15, 2011 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  4. Hongli

    Michelle Bachmann desperately needs a "BAIL-OUT" and a "WAY OUT FROM THIS SHAME".I wonder if she would go on CNN to defend her brutal accounting.

    October 15, 2011 06:34 pm at 6:34 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Not one of these right wingnuts can stay within their budget. More of that conservative , spend, spend, spend, belief.

    October 15, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  6. FRANK FROM LAS VEGAS

    With all the reporting right now, why is it that most of these so-called conservatives have spent more than they take in? They all claim the same thing, cut spending, stop the tax and spend democrats, yada, yada, yada. They are all hypocrites and worse than that, liars. The democrats have not been the tax and spend that the GOP has been pushing the lie about. Just another one of the GOP's big lies! All of the GOP candidates stay with the GOP talking points, lies. All of the GOP will be very surprised in 2012 when thay are all voted out of office.

    October 15, 2011 06:59 pm at 6:59 pm |
  7. portland tony

    Like my ex with credit cards. But my praying didn't help!

    October 15, 2011 07:06 pm at 7:06 pm |
  8. RINO Bil

    So much for HER being a fiscal conservative ... or is this yet another case of Tea Party, "Do as I say, not do as I do?"

    October 15, 2011 07:12 pm at 7:12 pm |
  9. The Unsub

    she needs to quit and go on Dancing with the Stars!

    October 15, 2011 07:17 pm at 7:17 pm |
  10. krehator

    She has zero chance. Seriously, she is delusional and anyone who thinks she is going to get elected is on crack too.

    October 15, 2011 07:29 pm at 7:29 pm |
  11. krehator

    She is going to save the economy and she cannot even keep her own campaign on budget.

    October 15, 2011 07:30 pm at 7:30 pm |
  12. L.C.

    Why should I vote for Michelle Bachmann? Can someone give me about 2 or 3 of the best reasons?

    October 15, 2011 07:42 pm at 7:42 pm |
  13. justsane

    it seems to be a theme here; several of the gop candidates have spent more than their campaigns have raised. how on earth can these people stand in front of us preaching about fiscal responsibility, and asking for our votes?

    October 15, 2011 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  14. pld123

    Isn't this one of the ones yelling about government spending more than they have? On top of that millions were and are being spend on someone with zero chance of being elected.

    October 15, 2011 07:51 pm at 7:51 pm |
  15. Indy

    Bachmann has been living of the tax payers for far too long, and it is about time she went back to do what she was elected to do and show up in MN and earn her paycheck or let someone else take over. The joke is no longer funny about her running for the toughest job in the country, and if she cared about her country she would do the right thing and admit she has no chance of ever getting more then 5% of the vote, let the real candidates try and gain momenteum and stop the sideshows of circus characters like Bachmann

    October 15, 2011 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  16. TimD

    Bauchman, Santorum, Gingrich, and Huntsman will all be broke and out of the race by Christmas after New Hampshire's primary.

    October 15, 2011 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  17. willard

    I'm strongest belived that repblican will be great for presdient buchman or mccain
    I want tell people black and white that I said mocked out of occupy cause black white are ganster to keep used drugs so black and white need get need some money for drugs that is true

    October 15, 2011 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  18. Not_Lqqking

    She's one of those fiscal conservative candidates, right? Chiding the government for spending more than they take in..right? Ya think maybe Gawd "called" on her to spend more than she takes in to show what a hypocrite she is?

    October 15, 2011 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  19. Dave R

    She must have hired Joe the Accountant, the guy that developed the 999 Plan for Cain.

    October 15, 2011 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  20. Drew Williams

    Deficit spending! Deficit spending! Evil! Evil!

    October 15, 2011 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  21. willard

    Repblican need keep out of occupy

    October 15, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  22. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Deficits don't matter if you're a Republican.... Just ask DICK!!

    October 15, 2011 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  23. Southerner01

    Is this really news? She started the quarter with $3 million in cash on hand. Her poll numbers are slipping. If she doesn't get them back up, her contributions will continue to slide. Of course she is going to use the available cash on hand to try to reverse the dropping numbers. Might not help, but until her account reaches zero, it makes sense for her to do it.

    October 15, 2011 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  24. Terry Gloege

    Okay, she raised 4 and spent 6 – I bet she was one heck of a tax attorney.

    October 15, 2011 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  25. WatchDawg

    And this is the person SOME Tea Partiers want to President...great example...obviously unable to practice which she preaches...
    But than again, ALL GOP candidates are spending more than they are taking in...

    October 15, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
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