Bachman pulls in $1.7 million in fourth quarter
January 31st, 2012
03:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Bachman pulls in $1.7 million in fourth quarter

(CNN) - Former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann raised more than $1.7 million in the final three months of 2011 and finished the year with nearly $360,000 in the bank, her now-suspended campaign announced Tuesday.

The Minnesota congresswoman, who ended her presidential bid on Jan. 4 after a disappointing sixth place finish in the Iowa caucuses, will run for re-election to keep her seat in the U.S. House of Representatives.

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Her fourth quarter filings show that the campaign raked in nearly 35,000 contributions from nearly 25,000 contributors, with the average donation totaling about $50.

The campaign also reported nearly $450,000 in outstanding obligations.

Bachmann is legally permitted to transfer funds from her presidential bid to her Congressional campaign, according to the Federal Election Commission.

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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Bill

    Great. Run for president and raise money, knowing you do not have a prayer of getting nomination. Then drop-out and transfer the cash to your congressional account. What a slime (even though it is legal( No matter, she will not be relected. Her district is going to be redrawn, then our long national nightmare will finally be over. I can not wait to write a check to her challenger.

    January 31, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  2. Clyde

    Idiots and their money are soon parted.

    January 31, 2012 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  3. GI Joe

    Who cares?

    January 31, 2012 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  4. Mark in Seattle

    Come on MN, vote her gone!!

    January 31, 2012 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  5. Reddog9500

    What a waste of money. Anybody who donated money to her campaign has more dollars than sense.

    January 31, 2012 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  6. Wes B.

    Seems wrong that they can transfer that over to their congressional bid. Seems like it could mean some just run for president to increase their ability to bring in money, when they really have no chance. Just seems messed up.

    January 31, 2012 04:21 pm at 4:21 pm |
  7. JR White Bear Lake MN.

    Nice reporting CNN..... their reporting in MPLS MN. that she's 90K in debt. Not that anyone cares about her here. Her reelection bid looks like it will be a devestating defeat for the straw poll winner.hehe

    January 31, 2012 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  8. Drew

    That ought to be enough money to turn her husband into a man.

    January 31, 2012 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    Are the people of MInnesota really that stupid? Has this woman not shame you enough? What are you people sadistic nincompoops?
    I would be embarrassed that this thing has actually been voted to represent your district (I believe it's the 6th district) and that she has done absolutely NOTHING since day one!

    January 31, 2012 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  10. The Real Tom Paine

    Wonder if its going to her husband's "clinic"?

    January 31, 2012 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  11. mk1

    One can only hope that the people of MN are as tired of this witch as the country is. Unfortunately if she loses she will probably sign on with Fox just as her compatriot Palin did and we will NEVER be rid of her.

    January 31, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  12. Expat American

    How is this woman an elected official?
    Only in America would such an intellectually deficient cretin ever be elected to any office.

    January 31, 2012 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  13. diridi

    just go away...lady,

    January 31, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  14. bloodofaslave

    instead of throwing stone's at her, why not just pray for her.

    January 31, 2012 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  15. anagram_kid

    I have no doubt she will win re-election. The people in her district had a full frontal view of her ignorance two years ago and she was elected anyway. These folks are the embodiment of the true Bush Doctrine:
    1) If you do not admit you are wrong, then you are not really wrong.
    2) When confronted with being wrong, double down and be even more wrong. (Palin 2012)
    3) When it is completely obvious you were wrong, blame someone else, but never actually admit you were wrong (see #1 above).

    January 31, 2012 05:19 pm at 5:19 pm |
  16. Lynda/Minnesota

    Ahh, yes. Michelle Bachmann. Here's crossing my fingers that her 6th District voters are so shamed by her self centered, egotistical "now that I'm home again I really, really promise to work for you" BS that they vote her out and allow someone who does have their best interest at heart to represent them.

    (Probably not going to happen, though.)

    January 31, 2012 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  17. ObamaJoe

    well done,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You are the VP candidate for Mitt !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2012 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |