Marcus Bachmann got $6,230 in gas money during Michele's congressional campaign

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Marcus racked up miles at an unbelievable rate in 2006.
Marcus Bachmann got $6,230 in gas money at the end of Michele Bachmann's 2006 campaign for the U.S. House. Not only is that a lot of miles, but it might have violated Federal Election Commission rules, the Daily Caller reports.

With the reimbursement rate at $0.44 per mile, that means Marcus had to drive 14,000 miles -- enough, the Daily Caller estimates, to crisscross Bachmann's district 58 times. Given that Marcus got reimbursed after the election, in an FEC filing that covered November 28 to December 31, it seems virtually impossible that he'd actually driven that much in such a short time.

If Marcus Bachmann was retroactively filing for miles he'd already driven during that campaign, that would put the Bachmann campaign in violation of FEC laws.

Apparently, that $6,230 wasn't even all Marcus got out of the campaign.

The curious reporting, covered first on blogger Ken Avidor's DumpBachmann.com, caused the Daily Caller's Matt Lewis to question how the Bachmann campaign would have accounted for the reimbursement if it hadn't had money leftover at the end.

This raises other questions, including: Would the money have been reported and reimbursed at all had Bachmann lost the campaign (or had the campaign ended in debt to other vendors)?

Failing to reimburse a spouse for something may seem harmless. But spouses are limited to the same contribution levels as any other citizen -- and $6,230 would have certainly exceeded the legal maximum limit.
In fact, Marcus already did donate to Michele's campaign -- in the form of gas money.

In the same report, listing his employer as "Bachmann Clinic, LLC," Marcus Bachmann reported a $300 donation, dated December 11, 2006, which is described as "For personal use of vehicle."

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Because 2006 was a presidential election year, any donations, including Marcus' $300 here, are tax deductible.

Then, later in the same filing, Marcus is suddenly working for "Bachmann for Congress,"  and getting reimbursed for tons and tons of miles -- 14,000 is also enough to let Marcus take a trip to Rio de Janeiro and back, if he's interested -- as if he's a regular old staffer.

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In Bachmann's defense, thanks to the spelling error,  this payment technically went to "Marcus Bachman," who might be some sort of mystery campaign assistant. How clever!

And let's not forget, Marcus Bachmann has to eat! So, here's a $106 reimbursement for food he bought at Sam's Club.

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Unfortunately FEC reports don't force the campaign to document whether or not Marcus shared with anyone.

So, which is which? When was Bachmann for Congress staff member Marcus Bachmann driving for the campaign and shopping at Sam's Club, and when was Dr. Marcus Bachmann of Bachmann & Associates "donating" his mileage.

As always, the Bachmann for President campaign has no answers on this issue. Don't hold your breath.

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Guest
Guest

how much is mike mullen paid to write irrelevant stories about michele bahmann?

Greg
Greg

and when you start to dig under a shit-house, you will find what?? Where is the surprise here??(Hint: it won't be gold nuggets)

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

Can someone here remind me of the dirt, that was dug up on Michelle Obama, while her husband was running for office?Whats that?You had no Michelle Obama ringer?

Come on!  All you liberal turds KNOW that you NEED a Republican for President.If that doesn't make sense to your underdeveloped, chemical filled minds; perhaps I can help.

Obama promised he would end ALL foreign engagements (wars)But that just didn't happenObama promised he would end the over zealous "Patroit Act" But he extended and expanded it.Obama promised he would end the "Bush Tax Cuts"But Obama extended the "Bush Tax Cuts" saying they were "essential to the U.S. recovery" Obama promised he would make his administration "the most transparent ever" while every budget and bill talks being publicly aired.  Ending the era of "closed door deals".Funny this is, I must not get that channel.

See, I can go on and on, with layers of Obama lies.

Now, do you all see why you NEED a Republican President? Your political rhetoric has to be difficult to hide. Think of all the hours you dedicated to anti-war protests and watching "war death-tolls" on your local TV news.  That all disappeared even though everything is worse.Think of all the arguments you had in protest to the "Bush Tax Cuts".   Obama sure did take that away from ya when he extended them, thus turning them into the Obama Tax Cuts.What is it that you liberals do with all this new found free time?Can't protest yourself, can you?

Now where is my boots?   The liberal hypocrisy bullshit in here is getting deep...

vitajex
vitajex

You know, I'm not gay, but I would marry a man if it meant I got $6,000+ each month for "gas" and my husband's blessing for me to spend all day in a private office talking to young women about their "impure urges".

Mchugh33
Mchugh33

14,000 miles / 60 min = 233 hours in 30 days...if he drove 60mph for all that time.Hard to believe

ViaChicago
ViaChicago

keep digging, these are nice nuggets but I know there is a gold brick down there somewhere.

minblottermod
minblottermod

Actually, I'm paid in gas money, and I get a little bit less than Marcus Bachmann.

green23
green23

Kirk wrote: "Now, do you all see why you NEED a Republican President?"

I guess it slipped by you that everything on your list that Obama failed to end *was started by Republicans*.

"Obama promised he would end ALL foreign engagements (wars)... the two that a Republican President started.

"Obama promised he would end the over zealous "Patriot Act" ...which was signed into law by a Republican President.

"Obama promised he would end the "Bush Tax Cuts"...and they are called the Bush Tax Cuts after the Republican President G.W. Bush.

"Obama promised he would make his administration "the most transparent ever" while every budget and bill talks being publicly aired.  Ending the era of "closed door deals"....in contrast to the highly secretive Republican president who preceded him and who kept two wars "off the books".

You are seriously contending that we need a Republican President to undo the policies of a Republican President? We know how dim YOU are, but you must think everyone is even dumber than you.

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Make excuses for con men and criminals you fucking idiot.   Crime is ok because Obama might have done crime too.    kirk has no proof but he throws it out anyway because he is a stupid child.    Anything is ok as long as a Republican does it.    Michelle could steal everything from kirk and he would sit there and smile because at least its not Obama stealing it.    How stupid are you kirk?    Where is your proof of these crimes Michelle Obama committed.    I'm pretty sure if she had done something bad, it would be a big news story.   Also, I'm fairly certain that Fox News might have looked into Obama's campaign records once or twice.   Fox News are idiots because of what they believe, they aren't stupid at finding things to smear Obama with.   Every single post you pull bullshit out of your ass and make it up as you go along.   Fucking asshole. 

Guy
Guy

I really don't understand the conservative mindset toward Obama. You all hated his election because you were afraid he was some sort of far-left commie in disguise, and then when he actually reaches across the table and concedes to conservative ideas, the right bashes him for...well...I guess this is where I stop understanding your motives. My question is: Is there anything, anything at all, that Obama could do to please the conservatives of this country? (besides stepping down, of course)

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

Mullen Wins, Fatality. Keep up the good work.  I love how you find something to rip the Bachmanns over everyday.  They are terrible. 

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

So you agree?  Most of Obama's campaign promises (You know, those things which duped millions like yourself, to vote for him)  were either 100% failures or blatant lies.

So, since Obama chose to rewrite many of Bush's law back into law, we can all conclude these are now his laws.

Formerly known as "Bush Tax Cuts",  now to go down in the history books as "Obama Tax Cuts"Formerly known as Bush's "Patriot Act", now to go down in the history books as "Obama's BIGGER and MORE intrusive Patriot Act"

Oops, I forgot about the massive lie and very decisive campaign promise of CLOSING Guantanamo Bay. (You know, the place where Obama and Biden have those prisoners tortured)

See, by 2005 I did not like GWB on bit.  Ya, he started these things, but Obama PROMISED he would allow them all to expire or end them, but instead, he made them his own with his pen.  Ah that evil pen. Just look at what it made Obama do!

So Green, how long until Obama sends us into Syria?So how long are we to continue spending money in Libya bombing innocent women and children in the dark of the night?Why did Obama take over the tax cuts by extending them?Why did Obama make the Patriot Act his own?

Call me what you want.PSY 101 will teach you're displaying a typical defense act.And Green, Obama has taken ownership of all.  Unless of course you believe he is not the true leader.  Oh, I think I just saw a puppet string

Kirk the Conservative Jerk
Kirk the Conservative Jerk

I'm sure Obama as a person, is a perfectly fine and respectful individual to have in ones family or as a neighbor.Unfortunately I believe he hasn't a clue how to correct this economic mess, and I also despise many of his political policies.

My problem is with the drowns in the media that followed him so far out on the political ledge, they can't come back in without admitting they were wrong and are choosing to remain so.Lets not forget about all them voters that stood on his side, professing he was going to do all these great things.  Do these people have no morals. Were they left at the polling place?  Do the ends justify the means?  Even if the means, was a complete lie?

I mean damn, how many times can a "respected expert" of policy and calculating financial figures get away with saying the numbers "unexpectedly" went up or went down. "unexpectedly" really?And month after month?How many chances do they need to prove they are failures at what they profess to be experts of? "Unexpectedly"?  And lets not forget, many are Obama's hand picked experts. "Unexpectedly", give me a F**king break!

Isn't it time, to get these lack luster "economic" mechanics, out from under the hood, of the Ferrari that is America? 

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