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Iowa Woman Resolves Lawsuit Against Bachmann

An Iowa woman says she has resolved her lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann that accused the former presidential candidate’s campaign of stealing an email list of home school supporters. A lawyer for Barbara Heki, of Johnston, says the case against the Minnesota congresswoman and her senior Iowa campaign aides was dismissed Friday in Polk County District Court. Heki had been a longtime board member of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and volunteered for Bachmann’s 2012 Iowa caucus campaign.

06/28/2013

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Rep. Kline In DFL Crosshairs

Democrats in the U.S. House think they can win the 2nd District seat held by six-term Republican Congressman John Kline. But Kline has proved to be an unusually resilient congressman. Winning the seat is a lot easier said than done. Kline once won an election by as many as 23-percentage points, and he’s chairman of the powerful House Education and Labor Committee.

06/17/2013

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Anoka County Exec Enters Race For Bachmann Seat

The head of Anoka County’s governing board is running for the congressional seat being vacated by Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. Commissioner Rhonda Sivarajah announced Wednesday that she’s joining the race, stressing her credentials as a fiscal conservative.

06/12/2013

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Tom Emmer In Bachmann’s Chair

Tom Emmer talks about his run for Congress and what he learned from the Governor’s race in 2010.

06/10/2013

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First DFLer Joins Rebooted Minn. 6th District Race

A Circle Pines environmental activist says she’ll seek the Democratic endorsement to run for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th District.

06/10/2013

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Bachmann Not Ruling Out Run For Public Office

Outgoing U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is not ruling out a possible return to public office. Bachmann gave her first interview Thursday night since her surprise announcement last week that she won’t seek re-election. The tea party favorite told Sean Hannity of Fox News Channel that she might run again for public office, but gave no specifics.

06/06/2013

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GOP’s Emmer Jumps Into Minn.’s 6th District Race

The Republican candidate for governor in 2010 is trying for a political comeback as he joins the race to succeed Michele Bachmann in Congress. Tom Emmer was announcing his campaign Wednesday in his hometown of Delano. Emmer says his narrow 2010 governor’s race loss to Mark Dayton will make him a stronger candidate, and that he wants to follow in Bachmann’s footsteps fighting what he called “the ever-growing size of government.”

06/05/2013

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Downey Expects Republicans To Keep Spot In 6th District

The first real high profile entrance in the Republican race to retain the vital 6th Congressional District is anticipated Wednesday as former legislator Tom Emmer is expected to throw his hat into the ring. Even if Jim Graves had stayed in the contest, Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said he had and has every confidence that the GOP will retain the 6th district.

06/05/2013

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Talking Points: Will Tom Emmer Run For The 6th District?

What a difference a week in the race for Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. A week ago Congresswoman Michele Bachmann was running campaign ads — a recent poll showed she was in a dead heat with Jim Graves the DFL challenger who almost beat her in 2012.

06/02/2013

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Esme’s Blog: Bachmann and Graves — The Same Choice

In the end they both bowed out. Michele Bachmann announced her decision to drop out of the race for Minnesota’s 6th District via YouTube, while Jim Graves sent out an email statement.

06/01/2013

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Rep. Bachmann Says She Won’t Run For Re-Election

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a tea party favorite, said Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House and said her decision had nothing to do with ongoing investigations over finances related to her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.

05/29/2013

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6th District Residents React To Bachmann’s Surprise Announcement

Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann is one of those rare politicians people seem to really love – or not.

05/29/2013

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NOT Michele Bachmann Made An Important Announcement Today…..

As heard today on John Williams Show

05/29/2013

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A Sampling Of Provocative Rep. Bachmann Statements

Here is a sampling of memorable statements made by U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, who announced Wednesday she wouldn’t seek a fifth term in Congress.

05/29/2013

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Line Forming Among GOP For Bachmann Seat

Republicans expect a long line of potential candidates from their party to replace Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann. State Rep. Matt Dean, a former House majority leader, told The Associated Press that he’s inclined to run and would announce his formal intentions soon

05/29/2013

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Michele Bachmann’s Message Not to Run for Re-election

Michele Bachmann addresses a You Tube audience with her reasons why she will not be running for re-election.

05/29/2013

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Reality Check: Michele Bachmann’s Obamacare Ad

Just so there is no confusion, the federal health care law Republicans call Obamacare has not been repealed. But judging from emails sent to Pat Kessler, some thought it was, because of Minnesota GOP Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s TV ad.

05/28/2013

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Talking Points: Graves Vs. Bachmann, Round 2

Memorial Day weekend is hardly campaign season so you may have been surprised to see that 18 months before voters go to the polls, Rep. Michele Bachmann is already running campaign ads. It’s an unusual move for any candidate much less one who is a nationally recognized figure.

05/26/2013

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Minn.’s Bachmann Sprints To TV With Health Care Ad

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has rushed out a television ad in hopes of capitalizing on the latest U.S. House vote to undo President Barack Obama’s health care law. The Republican critic of the Affordable Care Act — dubbed Obamacare by foes — was to begin airing the ad Thursday night in Twin Cities market. She put about $85,000 into the TV spot.

05/16/2013

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Iowa Senator Responds To Ethics Complaint

An Iowa senator accused of taking improper payments from a presidential campaign says there is no evidence to support the claims.

05/01/2013

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Iowa Senate Panel To Review Ethics Complaint

An Iowa Senate ethics panel is scheduled to meet to review a complaint that a state senator accepted payments from a presidential campaign in 2012.

05/01/2013

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Affidavit: Bachmann Approved Pay For Iowa Senator

An Iowa campaign adviser to Republican former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has released an affidavit saying the Minnesota congresswoman approved a plan to indirectly pay an Iowa state senator to work on her 2012 campaign. The arrangement could violate Iowa Senate ethics rules.

04/22/2013

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2nd Bachmann Aide To Say Iowa Aide Wrongly Paid

A second campaign adviser to former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has come forward with allegations that the Minnesota congresswoman improperly paid an Iowa state senator to work on her campaign just months before last year’s Iowa caucuses.

04/18/2013

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Jim Graves Back In The Race

Jim Graves announced last week that he will run for a second time against Rep. Michele Bachmann. He joined Chad on Friday to discuss why he thinks he can win and what he will do differently the second time.

04/15/2013

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Bachmann Says ‘Political Motivations’ Behind Ethics Investigation

Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she’s confident she will be cleared in an ethics investigation into her 2012 presidential campaign.

04/09/2013

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