Bachmann running for president of…
June 14th, 2013
10:53 AM ET
10 months ago

Bachmann running for president of…

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann had a big announcement to make Friday.

Speaking at the annual Faith and Freedom Conference in Washington, the Minnesota Republican teased the crowd of conservatives with a joke about her political future.
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Filed under: Immigration • Michele Bachmann
Bachmann: 2016 is not off the table
June 7th, 2013
08:09 AM ET
11 months ago

Bachmann: 2016 is not off the table

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann, who announced last week she won't seek re-election next year, says she may run for elected office again one day and is not ruling out another presidential bid.

But the Minnesota Republican said her future career in politics is not her top priority at the moment.
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Filed under: 2016 • Michele Bachmann
As goes Bachmann, so goes her challenger
May 31st, 2013
02:42 PM ET
11 months ago

As goes Bachmann, so goes her challenger

(CNN) - Businessman Jim Graves, the Democrat who came close to defeating Rep. Michele Bachmann last year and who posed another challenge in 2014, has decided to indefinitely suspend his campaign–just two days after the Minnesota congresswoman announced her own decision against running for re-election.

"This was never about Jim Graves; this was about challenging the ineffective leadership and extremist ideology of Michele Bachmann on behalf of those she represents," Graves said of his decision in a statement.
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Filed under: House • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
Michele Bachmann's career in politics
May 29th, 2013
12:48 PM ET
11 months ago

Bachmann's legacy: What a difference a few years can make

Washington (CNN) - Two years ago, Rep. Michele Bachmann rode the tea party wave and GOP opposition to Obamacare all the way to front-runner status in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

The next two years, however, didn't play out so well.
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Filed under: Congress • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
May 29th, 2013
07:45 AM ET
11 months ago

Rep. Bachmann looks forward to 'limitless' future, but not in the House

Updated Wednesday 5/29 at 10:30 a.m. ET

(CNN) - U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand whose bid for president last year ended after the Iowa caucuses, will not seek re-election to her Minnesota congressional seat in 2014.

Making her announcement in a video posted to her campaign website early Wednesday, Bachmann stressed she had no plans to fade from public view.
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Filed under: 2014 • Michele Bachmann
May 16th, 2013
11:35 AM ET
11 months ago

After IRS targeting, tea party says their fears confirmed

Washington (CNN) – After some of their political groups were targeted for extra scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service, members of the tea party say they feel a new justification for their claims of government overreach and big government.

Speaking at a rally on Capitol Hill Thursday, Rep. Michele Bachmann said the IRS's actions – which resulted in the resignation of the acting commissioner of the agency – could reflect a greater undercurrent of political misdeeds being carried out by the federal government. She specifically cited the president's health care law as a measure rife with opportunities to play political games.
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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Tea Party
Bachmann headed to funeral for 'Iron Lady'
April 15th, 2013
11:33 AM ET
1 year ago

Bachmann headed to funeral for 'Iron Lady'

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann will travel to London as part of the U.S. congressional delegation at Wednesday's funeral for the late British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

Other American lawmakers making the trip include Rep. George Holding, R-North Carolina, and delegation leader Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tennessee.
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Bachmann's presidential campaign under investigation by congressional ethics panel
March 25th, 2013
03:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Bachmann's presidential campaign under investigation by congressional ethics panel

Washington (CNN) - Former GOP 2012 presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign is under investigation by an independent ethics panel on Capitol Hill, according to a statement from an attorney representing Bachmann.

William McGinley, a partner at Patton Boggs, a Washington law firm, released a statement to CNN on Monday confirming a story that first appeared in the Daily Beast that the Office of Congressional Ethics is looking into the Minnesota congresswoman's presidential campaign.
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Filed under: House • Michele Bachmann
March 21st, 2013
09:52 AM ET
1 year ago

CNN query prompts O'Reilly to censure Bachmann

(CNN) - CNN's attempt to question Rep. Michele Bachmann about her claims that President Barack Obama is enjoying an over-the-top lifestyle were used by a fellow conservative Wednesday to sharply criticize the Minnesota Republican.

Fox News host Bill O'Reilly - a vocal conservative - said Bachmann had made a "trivial mistake" in harping upon the so-called "perks" of the presidency, including a refuted claim that Obama employs a dog walker. Bachmann made the claims during her speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week.
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Filed under: Michele Bachmann
March 19th, 2013
10:37 PM ET
1 year ago

Video: Bachmann dodges question on CPAC remarks

CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash asked Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, to support claims she made about President Barack Obama Obama's "lavish" lifestyle.


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