Where Michele Bachmann gets her money

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Following the money.
Michele Bachmann may represent Minnesota's 6th congressional district on paper, but she's really America's Congresswoman, playing on a much bigger stage than the northern suburbs and exurbs of the Twin Cities. (Did you catch that star turn at Lincoln Center?)

Just take a look at where she gets her money.


UPDATE: Michele Bachmann hauled in more money than Kanye West!

With the help of some new data from the FEC and OpenSecrets, we can see that 69 percent of all contributions of $200 or more made to her re-election campaign in 2010 came from outside of Minnesota -- roughly $2.7 million.

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Where Michele Bachmann gets her money.
By state, the largest concentrations of donors were in Texas, California, Florida and New York. By metro area, the largest donations outside of the Twin Cities came from Los Angeles, Dallas, Washington, D.C., and Houston.

When the donations are parsed by industry, she received the most money from retirees, conservative organizations, the securities and investment sector, health professionals and real estate brokers.

And the data doesn't even begin to account for all the tiny donations that were sent to her from all over the country, and that she bragged about, while campaigning against Democrat Tarryl Clark last year.

In all, Bachmann raised $13.5 million for the 2010 cycle and spent $11.6 million -- a record-breaking sum for a member of Congress. That pile of cash gave her clout in the House and helped boost the profile of the Tea Party Caucus.

With all that money pouring in from all over the country, it's no wonder she's toying with the idea of running for the White House. She stopped representing just the 6th District a long time ago.

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41 comments
URstupid
URstupid

"It is the liberals who want to "cut and run" in Afghanistan and leave Afghan women to br terrorized and driven back into the dark ages by the Taliban. Liberals want to abandon women in several Middle Eastern Countries."

- Wait before Obama we had many years under republican rule - why were we not concerned about their rights before then? Seems to me you have a finite point of knowledge that only starts at 9/11 2001 and ends now. If you knew your history, we are not in this for helping other countries, we are in it for global domination. For Global Commercial Domination we need stability for the elite to make money, access to raw materials, contracts for exploitation to exist for cheap labor... sell military services to recoup the charitable money lent to poor countries and need to provide "allies" to build foreign military bases....

We are not doing this for the good of people - if you think that, you have a complete misunderstanding of Foreign Policy and economic competition.

joseph capra
joseph capra

I hadnt heard any crazy-stupid Bachmann quotes in a while, but Ms Batshit never dissapointsWe all see taxation as equivalent to the actuall systematic murder of our entire familiew, don't we? A little more Americans for Prosperity ( aka Jphn Birch Society) money and this psycho Roe vs. Wade harpie could just be the nextleader of the free world. Thank you ,conservative media, for taking our country in this direction of being led by reckless, brainless ideolgues.

Tennessee3501
Tennessee3501

Big Herb Dickerson, if Congresswoman Michele Bachmann had been alive 100 years ago, she would have been at the side of Susn B. Anthony and would have been a prime mover in the Womens' Suffrage Movement. Today, Congrsswoman Bachmann is leading the fight for the dignity and equality of women all over the world. If a few liberals helped at all in obtaining the right to vote for women in America, they are to be thanked and reconized for what they did then. Today? The liberals would pull out of Iraq, pull out of Libya, pull out of Afghanistan and impose an "isolationist" foreign policy. They do not care what would happen to Afghan women under the Talliban. The Talliban sees no place for women other than being barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen and being stoned to death if their clothing shows any skin above the ankles. Congresswoman Bachmann will continue to fight for the rights of all women. President Bachmann will insure that these rights are achieved.!

Radioheadline
Radioheadline

Susan B Anthony was a Quaker and thus opposed all war. You must be in the Bachmann Book Club.

Tennessee3501
Tennessee3501

Grader, "he who has ears to hear, let him hear" My comment makes perfect sense. It is the liberals who want to "cut and run" in Afghanistan and leave Afghan women to br terrorized and driven back into the dark ages by the Taliban. Liberals want to abandon women in several Middle Eastern Countries. It is courageous forward looking women like Congresswoman Michele Bachmann who want to "stay the course"and stabilize the world in order to insure that the 21st Century will bring equality to women all over the world.

JL
JL

But you don't want to pay for it. Hypocrite!

Radioheadline
Radioheadline

I've never heard the argument that killing civilians promotes women's rights. You are a true humanitarian sir. Gandhi would rethink his entire life if he read your eloquent argument for war. Well done.

Tennessee3501
Tennessee3501

When President Obama ran for the United States Senate Seat in Illinois in 2004, did he limit his campaign contributions to Illinois residents?

Big Herb Dickerson
Big Herb Dickerson

Didn't Barack Obama becoming President of the United States of America prove that HE is strong, intelligent, attractive, articulate, independent and accomplished? Do you remember when everybody was willing to contribute the "earth is flat" fund? Did that make that viewpoint truthful? Do you have a HS education? If you did you would know that Liberalism is the movement that fought for women's rights. Your comment that liberals want women barefoot and pregnant is diametrically opposed to the reality of the world. Good news is: it's not too late Tennessee. I believe you have the possibility of speaking in a more intelligent manner. Go and and give it a try in your reply.

Tennessee3501
Tennessee3501

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is a stong, independent, intelligent, attractive, articulate and accoplished conservative woman. This threatens liberals who prefer their women barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen (Actually Michele has been there as evidenced by her five (5) beautiful children). The fact that so many people are willing to contribute to her campaigns is proof positive that she is on the right track.

Grader
Grader

This makes no sense at all. Please revise, and resubmit for comments.

Dearth
Dearth

This lady's "God" is the Almighty Dollar and nothing else. Her election is proof that "End Time Prophecy" is for real!

novenator
novenator

Amazing when you represent the rich and big, multinational corporations so vocally how the money flows from them into her war chest.

NS
NS

Her Minnesota % is higher than Franken, Oberstar, and Ellison.

HiGas Prices Obamasucks
HiGas Prices Obamasucks

Larry, curly and Moe! What a three-some. Together they have a two digit IQ.By the way, what is Franken and Klobuchar doing to bring the gas down?

Big Herb Dickerson
Big Herb Dickerson

See there you go again with the name calling. What the fuck have you ever accomplished that would even compare to the shadow of what Franken, Oberstar and Ellison have? Seriously, you talk like that out in public? Hope you have good dental plan.

HiGas Prices Obamasucks
HiGas Prices Obamasucks

Big Herb Dick: I hope your a fellow vet otherwise I hope you die a$$hole!

My left leg is in Da Nang. Two feet of intestine was cut out from the claymore. My father died from WWII wounds. My Great Great-grandfather went to the civil war with the Minnesota Reds giving an arm and a leg for the cause. He also lost the farm because he was not able to do hard labor. I've paid more in taxes than you have - period!

I was a Navy Seal #2 out of San Diego

minnesnapolis
minnesnapolis

Six DistrVoter,

You seem to be a fan of the Tea Party movement. If so, I wanted to ask a question. Why then would you criticize Franken and Klobuchar for not trying to bring gas prices down? Isn't that gov't intervention? I'm honestly curious where you place it on your spectrum on 'gov't interference'.

SixDistrVoter
SixDistrVoter

Learn to spell idiot. You seem to be quick with labels so hows is this - Who gives a hoot what you think. What has Franken or Klobuchar done to bring gas prices down, get unemployment down or create jobs. Neither of them has done a dam thing for me. Nothing NADA Klobuchar and Franken are both wasting oxygen and should depart the earth. Same with GORE & Obama who worry's about torture but order a guy in pajamas to have his head blown off. WHat bravery. What a bunch of hooey!

Greg
Greg

why don't the voters in her district kick her fat ass out ,,she does everything EXCEPT her job, and by not removing her from office is the same as supporting her action of fraud against the people who she is supposed to represent.

Six DistrVoter
Six DistrVoter

Like OBAMA is doing his job. Lets see, got to stop the goofing off, hold a presser, then fly to Opra, Thne fly to NY for fund raiser and then get in a little golf. No time to bring GAS prices down! OBAMA needs to GO. Resign now for being a liar and war monger. How many civilians has he killed. Obama has beaten bush alright - more dead in afghanistan than under bush

JL
JL

Please tell us all why Obama is responsible for the price of gas and making sure that price is different than it is.

Grader
Grader

Please consider your sentence structure. Your spelling is atrocious and you do not exhibit a clear understanding of logic. I have to warn you, Six DistrVoter, keep this up and you will fail elementary composition.

Please revise and resubmit.

Bo
Bo

By using this same exact website (opensecrets.org) you will find that Keith Ellison is at 72%, Al Franken is at 85%, and Oberstar was at 87% for out-of-state donations. Please post shrill posts about these fellows, to be fair

Joe
Joe

With all due respect, she DOESN'T represent the 6th district. She's too busy touring the nation promoting HERSELF!

Six DistrVoter
Six DistrVoter

Your comment that Michele Bachmann "stopped representing the sixth district" is soooo off.

Klobuchar has never represented minnesota, only the UNIONS who are threating food tampering in Wisconsin. Klobuchar is extreme big spender who has no clue on bringing the price of gasoline down or unemployment down. Klobuchar is an idiot. Why has Klobuchar been silent on the 911 truthers and Obama birth certificate?

Big Herb Dickerson
Big Herb Dickerson

Senator Klobuchar is very intelligent. She has been silent on the 911 truthers and the birthers because she is smart enough (and spend enough time outside in the real world) to know that these issues are the fodder of paranoid people like yourself. So, in that sense Bachmann really does represent you. Oh and FYI, one day good citizens will rise up and not tolerate people like you slandering their elected officials.

funny man
funny man

Big Herb Dickerson: Better bring your guns and lot's of friends - I have plenty of both! Klobuchar is for the UNIONS only, Klobuchar is an idiot and a Fraud. Your not a good citizen when you make lame ass threats. I bet your really little dickie!

Radioheadline
Radioheadline

I could write a dissertation on why this is the dumbest comment ever left on the CP Website. Although you're right, 6th District Voter, Michele Bachmann never stopped representing you.

Dur
Dur

Write the dissertation.

Radioheadline
Radioheadline

Klobuchar unions food tampering Wisconsin price of gasoline idiot 911 truthers Obama birth certificate

SWAGDAFI
SWAGDAFI

I'm surprised you could even read it...

THOR
THOR

Love how this is funneled down to the slanted one sided opinion of liberal media. Congrats on bridging journalistic excellence.What is your next brain busting topic?

Radioheadline
Radioheadline

What do you expect THOR? I think they know they aren't journalists, they just won't admit that openly. They've still got a few readers fooled.

But, in your case you probably get your unbiased journalism from Drudge.

My Question: Why is this story relevant AT ALL? There's ZERO new information. We knew all this stuff LONG ago. Answer me CP!

Dur
Dur

Better not write an article about anything because we all knew everything long ago. Stop the presses.

Radioheadline
Radioheadline

In that case here's a juicy tip: Obama wins election!

Just as relevant, dur.

vitajex
vitajex

Forget where she gets her money!

I'm infinitely more interested in where she gets her drugs.You know, the ones that help her see the world like a funhouse mirror reflection.

My guess is she knows somebody at the zoo and they hook her up with potent elephant stimulants.

Email is Overrated!
Email is Overrated!

She probably buys them from Obama, he was an admitted drug addict, and we all know Democrats have taken one too many field trips to the Tavistock Institute's ole LSD Factory.

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