March 11th, 2010
01:53 PM ET
13 years ago

Palin and Pawlenty to help Bachmann raise cash

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Both Tim Pawlenty and Sarah Palin will help Rep. Michele Bachmann raise money in April."]Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty, two potential rivals for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, will meet in Minneapolis next month to help raise money for Rep. Michele Bachmann, an outspoken conservative and popular figure among Tea Party activists.

Palin had previously announced that she would campaign for Bachmann this spring, and Bachmann's campaign followed up Thursday with the announcement that the former Alaska governor will host an April 7 fundraiser for the Bachmann's re-election campaign.

But Bachmann's campaign also announced that Pawlenty, the Minnesota governor, will be one of several "Honorary Hosts" for the fundraiser - adding an extra layer of 2012 intrigue to the event.

The other "Honorary Hosts" are also Minnesota Republicans: former Sen. Norm Coleman, Rep. John Kline and Rep. Erik Paulsen.

Bachmann's campaign said a rally with Palin is still being planned.

Filed under: Michele Bachmann • Sarah Palin • Tim Pawlenty
soundoff (169 Responses)
  1. Keeth in California

    Tweedle-dee, Tweedle-dumb, and Tweedle-stupid.

    March 11, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  2. sleepy bear

    Sounds like good viewing for cartoon network.

    March 11, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  3. Chipster

    Bachmann noted that the last swine flu outbreak was during the Carter Adminstration and found it curious that this one was also during a Democratic Administration.

    Is it just coincidence that she's completely wrong: the previous swine flu outbreak occurred during the Ford Administration. But, Bachmann, never, ever lets facts, truth, or evidence get in the way of an opportunity to spew hatred.

    She thinks Social Security is socialism that needs to be dismantled but she hasn't complained about the hundreds of thousand of dollars her family receives in Farm Subsidies!

    Hypocrite with a Capital "H"

    March 11, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  4. Al-NY,NY

    "Palin had previously announced that she would campaign for Bachmann this spring"

    the kiss of Death to anyone who wants more than the Tea-bagger, nut-job vote. You may want to reconsider there Michelle

    March 11, 2010 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  5. Diane

    If there is another woman in this country as big mouthed and ill informed as Palin, it's Bachmann. Hope she loses big time!!!!!!!

    March 11, 2010 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  6. Paul

    Wow, that's a whole lot of people in favor of bigotry and insanity. Sad.

    March 11, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  7. Irma in North Carolina

    There are a lot of better places to spend your money than on this racits republican jerk. She needs to be voted out she is no better than Sarah with all the lies she tells.

    March 11, 2010 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  8. Hurley

    I'll donate to her if she promises to use the money to buy herself a straightjacket and some thorazine. Bachmann is certifiable. The GOP is really destroying their credibility by giving most of their enthusiasm to lunatic morons like Palin and Bachmann. They're truly becoming a radicalized theocratic party.

    March 11, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  9. Mike

    Why won't this woman go away? She's an embarrassment to my state. The fact that Palin and Pawlenty are helping her is the icing on this fruitcake.

    March 11, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  10. Kevin B

    The willfull ignorance of Ms Bachmann and her followers is frightening. To think that she and Palin have so many supporters is a testament of far behind the american educational system has fallen.

    It is truly the willfully blind, leading the purposely blind....

    March 11, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  11. Joe

    If Michelle is a tea party favorite it only proves the tea party movement is made up of religious right wing nuts. Religion is great but our forefathers fought to separate church and state and the republicans would love nothing more to combine them, they love to steal America’s rights away from the people. Michelle said she fasted for two days with her husband and God told her to run for office, she also mocks the less fortunate. She is nothing but a whack-o that manipulates those with faith hiding behind the fictitious facade of religion. MOST Minnesotans are much revolted appalled with the 6th ward for electing her. The tea baggers are phony racist republicans who can’t admit they are republican. Grass roots my butt, wake up fools most realize who you are.

    March 11, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  12. rs

    An un-American act if ever there was one. If these guys really want to help Bachmann, I'd recommend getting some samples to see what she's been taking, then getting her into rehab. She's way nuts! I can't imagine Bachmann's district re-electing her with all of the crazy things she has said and done.

    March 11, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  13. albert tesoro

    Way to go..kick Obama w/ his democrats out of the political arena.God bless you all.

    March 11, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  14. Linda

    Two psychopaths helping each other. They make me sick! Sarah Palin please pull a Houdini and disappear, will you?

    March 11, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  15. bk

    So–is this why Sarah resigned as governor of Alaska? Just what did she say was the reason she had to resign? Did anyone hear her say she was resigning to write a book, have a talk show, try her hand at comedy, go on the speech giving circuit, campaign for other politicians?

    Really, Sarah. Don't sell the American people short. We do have more common sense than to think you are doing all this to help this country.

    The only help you could offer would be to go home and be a mother to all those children you gave birth to.

    March 11, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. Michael

    People actually pay to hear Sarah speak?

    March 11, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  17. Pockets

    I have heard that Ronald McDonald will also be appearing with palin, they are teaming up for a run in 2010. The run of course is for education awareness , which she doesn't have.

    March 11, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  18. midwest liberal

    Talk about your Axis of Evil...

    March 11, 2010 02:29 pm at 2:29 pm |
  19. D. Bunker

    Well, here's your uncontroverted proof Pawlenty lacks the judgment and fitness to be president.

    March 11, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  20. chuck

    Looks like we are gonna have a tea-baggin reunion.

    Better get them tickets before the black helicopters arrive.

    March 11, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  21. john in binghamton NY

    Why would anyone vote for the crazy eyed nut job? Our only hope is that her district will be eliminated when no one in her district answers the census just like she told them.

    March 11, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  22. Helen

    All three are stupid. People with no brains are elected and cause all kind of crazy scare. How can write your hands help anyone except money the best way to go Sarah.

    March 11, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  23. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Women like Palin and Bachmann give women in general a bad rep for being superficial, vicious and dumb.

    March 11, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  24. Carmen, Miami FL

    Ah, yes, one of many reasons why the Teabaggers are ridiculous: Bachmann is practically considered a hero of "the movement"? She's friggin' nuts!

    March 11, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  25. toby

    talk about the three stooges...

    March 11, 2010 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
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