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. LacrosseMom

    Dear State of Minnesota,

    Please do not reelect this woman, she is hateful and divisive. She has called for us "to arm and revolt" against a president that the majority of our Country voted for.

    She is a huge fear and hate monger.

    March 11, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  2. Tom4650

    Now this is a scary thought! Bachman, Palin, and now Pawlenty? Beam me up Scotty! The only one not on the agenda is Cheney.

    March 11, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  3. Indy

    The three stooges is what they are except they are not funny. These three are the most uninformed, out of touch hate mongers alive in the US. Giving them money is like sponsering the devil to spread fear, hate and lies to the masses.

    March 11, 2010 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  4. lilalove

    Gosh, she is so crazy. I understand Palin raising money for her but I'm kind of put off that Pawlenty is going that road. I always thought Pawlenty had the most class out of the republican pool. What a shame.

    March 11, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. Robert

    This just make me laugh

    March 11, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  6. Phillip Bunn

    It restores one's faith in human nature to see Larry and Curly helping Moe to get re-elected: A Strumpet, A Bumpet and a Fool.

    March 11, 2010 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  7. Pat

    This sounds like a Comedy Central event.

    March 11, 2010 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  8. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert but....

    What the tea party folks and, in fact, most other Americans fail to realize is that unchecked global capitalism is the root cause of every single one of the problems that confront us today. Think about it. No real job growth for the past decade. Increased income disparity. Environmental degradation. Wars over resources (Surprise, surprise, surprise: Yemen has oodles of natural gas and a brand new gas liquification plant, so suddenly, we find "terrorists" there). You think the wars for fossil fuels are bad, wait till the water starts running out. Factual news has been replaced with narrowly focused opinion and inuendo. Terrorism is a response to global neo-colonialism and severe global inequality. Failure on our government's part to reform anything is due to huge corporate donations to our congress critters. The Democrats and Republicans are no different. Their main task is to maintain the status quo so that the economic elite get theirs while the rest suffer. The illusion that there are two different ideologies vying for control is maintained to keep us divided and hateful toward eachother and distract us from who's really pulling the puppet strings. Single-payer healthcare, for example, would help everyone from the man on the street to business owners who would have the burden of providing benefits to their employees removed. And it would reduce the deficit. But, once again, the corporate propaganda machine has terrified the ignorant masses with a socialist boogie-man scenario, as outlined in that fund-raising presentation left behind at that meeting in FL, so once again the average American votes against his or her best interest. I have not yet seen the CBO do a cost-benefit analysis of single-payer, have you? They are afraid of what it would show. It's frightening, really. We are ruled by money junkies. I take comfort in two facts. First, there is not much left to steal from the poor and working class, so the elite have begun eating eachother (why were some companies bailed out and others allowed to fail last year?) Second, such a system becomes unsustainable as more have-nots are created. The problem with unregulated capitalism is that eventually nobody has any money left except for the top 5%.

    But just keep believing what your corporate masters want you to believe, consumerbots. Have a nice day!

    P.S. Ayn Rand is still an idiot!

    March 11, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  9. Shawn in MN

    Associating himself with the Tea Party, Bachman and Palin is one of the worst things Pawlenty could do for his career.

    Tim, I voted for you for Governor of Minnesota. If you're going to associate yourself with these people you'll get no vote from me when you run for president. You've been fairly good at keeping it real. I don't agree with everything you do but that's how it goes.

    Neither Palin or Bachman represent any semblance of reality. I'm not looking for a leader that wears a tinfoil hat or waves a banner of ignorance with pride. I'm looking for realist and someone who will protect my rights and not create legislation based on fear.

    If you choose this direction you'll not only lose me, you'll lose about 50% of the people who voted for you for Governor. We're waiting for the opportunity to get Bachman out of office. Be part of finding a better candidate for that position instead of supporting the dogma of the crazy and ignorant. Don't support people with a tinfoil hats who run around making up stories.

    March 11, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. Steve in Ct

    Palin the giant maker.

    March 11, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  11. John

    Palin is a Spice Girl of the Republican Party.

    Palin is the Pussycat Doll of the Republican Party.

    Palin is the Heart-Throb of the GOP.

    Palin is the only Hope to the Sinking GOP's Ship.

    Palin is the Glamour to the GOP's Withering Men.

    Palin is the Viagra of the GOP's Impotency.

    Palin is the Light to GOP's Darkness.

    Palin is the Color to GOP's Colorless World.

    Palin is the Cheer Leader of GOP underdogs.


    Palin is a Disgrace to America.

    Palin is a Disaster to Alaska.

    March 11, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  12. Derrick

    She is sure to lose now seeing as how Palin is making a cameo!!!

    Good job, Palin. Keep in touch with the Republicans because you are helping the Democrats!!!

    Palin is the Democrats secret weapon!

    March 11, 2010 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  13. Bill or Vin from Philly

    2 very angry white women with a bad attitude

    March 11, 2010 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  14. gl, From Pittsburgh

    The Dream ticket for 2012 for the Dems would be Palin/Pawlenty too weak comtenters.

    March 11, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  15. Eimerd

    A new word for the Engish dictionary; travestites, meaning people that
    deal in travesty; absurd or grotesque misrepresentation.
    Bachmann and Palin and Pawlenty can hold hands and
    trashtalk or trash-sing together. Nothing they believe in, or propose are of any help to the people that need it most.

    March 11, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  16. Huge Hypocrites

    Its Beavis and Butthead to the rescue.

    Yet more verbal vomit form the Repuiblicanknuckleheads. I must confess though I do enjoy the comedy aspect of this party. Could they get any more funny?
    Well, after all tomorrow is another day.

    March 11, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  17. republicans hate america

    great christian inbreeds thats what this country needs white taliban.

    March 11, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  18. Wendi Hovanetz

    3 of the stupidest people alive in one place at the same time? I hope the Earth swallows them up.

    March 11, 2010 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  19. hello!

    Pawlenty = mayonnaise sandwich on wonder bread.....:)

    March 11, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  20. The Evil Palin & Bachman

    Michelle Bachman is pure evil. She lies thru the skin of her teeth and does it with a straight face. I bet her and Palin are sisters who got seperated at birth. There mother must have been Cruella DeVille. Tim Pawlenty should stay away from them before he gets cast in to the lake of fire along with these bimbos.

    March 11, 2010 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  21. MN voter

    I'm so embarrassed

    March 11, 2010 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  22. Zoeysmom92081

    My donation will be going to Tarryl Clark who is running against Bachmann and I live in California.

    March 11, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  23. Birds of a feather...

    Did Palin & Pawlenty watch the Larry King interview with the wide-eyed Bachmann last week? Being the "conservative" figure, Bachmann got caught in outright LIES again.

    March 11, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  24. As a moderate republican myself

    The perfect trio!! All stupid

    March 11, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  25. Eve

    I'm looking forward to see the blooper reel.. These 2 should have their own reality show!

    March 11, 2010 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
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