John McCain is Michele Bachmann's sugar daddy
|McCain is planning a D.C. fundraiser to help Bachmann pay down her million-dollar debt.|
Bachmann is traditionally a strong fundraiser, but this time around she faces the unique and unenviable challenge of trying to pay down significant debt while raising funds for a U.S. House reelection run.
Thankfully for her, John McCain is apparently willing to play the part of knight in shining armor. Over the weekend, Bachmann staffers announced that McCain will host a fundraising event for Bachmann this week in Washington.
|Bachmann predicted strong first-quarter fundraising numbers for her reelection campaign.|
But they've apparently buried the hatchet since then. And with the Arizona senator's support, Bachmann is confident that the million-dollar debt won't hamstring her reelection prospects.
"No other member of Congress in the history of the United States Congress has ever raised more money for election" than the $13.5 million she raised in 2010, Bachmann told MPR this weekend. "And I'll do it again this time."
Correction -- An earlier version of this piece didn't properly attribute the quote in the final paragraph to an MPR report. We apologize for the error.