MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The campaign of former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Tuesday it had about $90,000 in debt at the end of 2011 in the final days before Iowa’s precinct caucuses.

The Minnesota Republican had $358,725 in cash on hand as of Dec. 31, but outstanding obligations of $447,040, her campaign said in a statement. Bachmann raised $1.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2011.

The figures don’t reflect any late spending and donations after Dec. 31 through Iowa’s caucuses on Jan. 3. Bachmann had counted on a strong showing in Iowa’s leadoff caucuses but dropped out of the race the day after she finished last out of six candidates.

“The campaign is in the process of quickly retiring outstanding obligations in short order,” campaign manager Keith Nahigian said in the statement.

Bachmann’s campaign also said it took in 34,872 contributions from 24,825 donors during the quarter for an average contribution of $49.22.

If Bachmann ultimately has money left from her presidential campaign, she could transfer it to her congressional re-election campaign. She announced last Wednesday she’ll seek a fourth term representing Minnesota’s 6th District. She had no trouble raising money for her earlier campaigns.

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Comments (34)
  1. Matt says:

    talk about being conservative

    1. Boo WCCO says:

      I love how the extreme left leaning media always uses the worst photos of MB that they can find. Sure, maybe she isn’t much of a leader, but she is smoke’n hot!

      1. Matt says:

        and how does that apply to my comment?

  2. wayne says:

    MB is the dopest candidate of all times

  3. smb says:

    So she spent more than she brought in? I thought she was opposed to such things.

  4. LAo says:

    …or is she going to fundraise and run in Minnesota to pay off her presidential race bills. I hope the people is this district wake up. She has done nothing for this district in years.

  5. G Dog says:

    Calling Mac Hammond!!

  6. Amy K says:

    ALL republicans are filthy rot. ALL.

    1. not the right way to do things says:

      Amy K, all politicians are filthy trash, not just republicans. You have to look no farther than your own democratic party to find some fine examples of rot. Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Al Frankin, What about the White house staff that all owe back taxes, they are all democrats. You bark about the republicans that do not pay taxes, but in Presidents own staff has many fine examples of tax dodgers.

      1. I'm Not Stupid, I Just Aint Using My Brain says:

        @not the right way to do things …I really love your rant, however Amy K does not say she support democrats…so thanks for the immature response on your part…sad…everyone is entitled to an opinion even if it’s an uneducated one..

    2. K Amy says:

      All demosnats are fat, lazy, aids-spreading hippies! ALL!

  7. eathelbard says:

    Just have hubby “cure” a few more gays, and yer all set!

  8. X-Puffer says:

    There will be 100 posts before the day is over!

  9. Tom says:

    So much for being Fiscally responsible!

  10. Murph says:

    Maybe she could get one of those non union slave labor jobs that the GOP and it’s donors want people to have! For sweets she could stalk the streets on Halloween and scare the kids so much they drop their candy and run! Maybe Marcus could pray them richer! She has plenty of options other than being a publicity seeking nimnoe!

  11. OLY says:

    Have her pose for Playboy Hef would probably bail… her out.

  12. Kirk Allen Larson says:

    My ‘Campaign for Life’ is 100k in debt. My debt is greater so give to me first and then Crazy Hot Pants here.

    1. The Bailout says:

      Kirk, you need to think about quickly retiring outstanding obligations in short order. You may want to hire her campaign manager Keith Nahigian.

  13. Deep Thinker says:

    Well, there is a simple solution. God had always been there for Michele, I’m sure God will somehow bail her out…funny thing with Michele…if it’s not the government bailing her out it’s her imaginary friend….can you say goofball

  14. TomK says:

    You know, I don.t mind the story even though I detest this woman. But come on people…..do you have to nauseate us with the pic? Give us a break, huh.

  15. poor me says:

    I guess she will have to sell that new $ 600,000 bus of hers.

    1. Deep Thinker says:

      Are you referring to her butt implants?

    2. Silly Me says:

      Are you referring to her butt implants

  16. boss says:

    There, maybe at least somebody knows what debt is.

  17. Say What You Must says:

    Sorry about the double post, but for some reason WCCO sometimes won’t post my highly intelligent & well researched thoughts….butt implants & a bus…come on that’s hard hitting journalism

  18. Dale Gribble says:

    That old kunt aint news

    1. Dale, I'm Ashamed of You! says:

      Dale, I’m shocked, this is appalling, absolutely disgusting. Don’t you know ain’t has an apostrophe.

      1. Dale Gribble says:

        geuss i aint to smart

    2. you know its true says:

      ….with a capital “K”

  19. Nevermind! says:

    Maybe she could write a really good book and………..

  20. Donna says:

    Didn’t know there were so many MEAN SPIRITED people in Minnesota! Boo..

    1. donna's conscious says:

      Donna, she is the leader of MEAN SPIRITED! Boo to you.

  21. Crazy Joe says:

    Maybe Marcus can pray the debt away.

  22. The Troll says:

    (,”)> ℓєт мє тнιηк
    <( )' αвσυт тнαт….
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