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
2 years 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
2 years 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.


Filed under: Michele Bachmann
White House is no dog's life, Bachmann says
A dog peeking out of Bachmann's campaign bus in December 2011.
March 16th, 2013
12:19 PM ET
2 years ago

White House is no dog's life, Bachmann says

(CNN) - If Rep. Michele Bachmann had been elected president, would she have walked Boomer?

The former 2012 presidential candidate and Minnesota Republican said Saturday at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington that the White House is overly lavish, citing several examples including the minder of the presidential pooch.
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Filed under: CPAC • Michele Bachmann
Bachmann wins re-election in tight race
November 7th, 2012
06:57 AM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann wins re-election in tight race

Washington (CNN) – Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann, a darling of the tea party who ran unsuccessfully for the GOP presidential nomination, has won re-election to a fourth term in the House, CNN projects.

Her Democratic challenger Jim Graves, a wealthy businessman, faced long odds against Bachmann, but campaigned on a message that the conservative congresswoman had abandoned her district in her bid for higher office.
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • House • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
'Tracker Mike' and other tales: Can Bachmann survive toughest test?
October 24th, 2012
08:07 AM ET
2 years ago

'Tracker Mike' and other tales: Can Bachmann survive toughest test?

Annandale, Minnesota (CNN) – Jim Graves strolled down Main Street in his pressed shirt with French cuffs and skinny jeans, a dapper enigma in a land of flannels and Wranglers. He stuck out his hand to introduce himself to a ruffian in a wheelchair scooter.

The two talked politics before the stranger confessed he's an anarchist who believes Americans should be allowed to kill three people a day. "That would take care of the idiots REALLLLLL fast," the man said with a chuckle.

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Filed under: 2012 • House • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota
Former Romney rival Bachmann attends campaign fundraiser
October 14th, 2012
12:52 AM ET
2 years ago

Former Romney rival Bachmann attends campaign fundraiser

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann spoke Saturday at a fundraiser for one-time GOP rival Mitt Romney in her home state of Minnesota, an event attended by Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan of neighboring Wisconsin.

The attendance of Bachmann, who is a tight reelection race for her House seat, did not go unnoticed by those who recalled the congresswoman’s failed bid for the White House.
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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • Minnesota • Paul Ryan • Wisconsin
McCaskill: Akin so extreme, other conservative looks like a 'hippie'
September 28th, 2012
09:11 PM ET
2 years ago

McCaskill: Akin so extreme, other conservative looks like a 'hippie'

(CNN) – Sen. Claire McCaskill fired back Friday at Rep. Todd Akin over his recent characterization of her as less "ladylike" in the pair’s current senatorial election than she was in her last, dismissing her Republican foe as an outlier even in right-wing circles.

"I was speechless," the senator said in an interview with MSNBC, referring to Akin’s latest comments. "I mean, this is somebody who does make Michele Bachmann look like a hippie. He is that far on the fringe."
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Filed under: 2012 • Claire McCaskill • Michele Bachmann • Missouri
Rules fight sparks drama at RNC
August 28th, 2012
07:12 PM ET
2 years ago

Rules fight sparks drama at RNC

Tampa, Florida (CNN) – The Republican National Convention adopted two controversial rules on Tuesday. But a fight over their adoption threw a wrench in the convention's carefully scripted events: pitting the likes of Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann and grassroots activists on one side with Mitt Romney's campaign and establishment Republicans on the other.

The days-long fight reached climax just hours after the Tuesday RNC session began, with supporters of the rules cheering their adoption and opponents booing against them. Moments before, some delegates even laid out angry – yet unsubstantiated – claims of meddling to keep some delegates away from a committee vote.
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Bachmann: 'We're looking at a spiritual hurricane'
August 26th, 2012
08:28 PM ET
2 years ago

Bachmann: 'We're looking at a spiritual hurricane'

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann tied religion into comments about Florida's severe weather, saying Sunday at a prayer rally that there's "a spiritual hurricane in our land."

The Minnesota congresswoman and former GOP presidential contender made the remarks at the rally in Tampa ahead of the Republican National Convention, the first day of which was canceled due to weather conditions related to Tropical Storm Isaac.
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Filed under: 2012 • Florida • Michele Bachmann • Tea Party
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