Presidential Campaign

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Bachmann’s Presidential Race Debt Almost Gone

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is $30,000 away from extinguishing the debt from her ill-fated presidential campaign. A campaign filing Monday shows she has almost satisfied what had at one point been a debt north of $1 million.


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Wis. Gov. Walker Touts State Ties During Trip To Iowa

Wisconsin’s Republican governor, Scott Walker, is introducing himself to Iowa Republicans as would-be presidential candidates often do — as one of their own. Walker tells about 600 of the GOP faithful at a party fundraising banquet in a Des Moines suburb that he spent his childhood in Iowa.


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UM Political Science Expert Previews Last Debate

UM Political science Professor Larry Jacobs joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Monday


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Jill Biden Returning To Minnesota To Campaign

Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden is returning to Minnesota on Friday. Donors are urged to spend $1,000 to attend a private fundraiser in Minneapolis.


Hamline Professor On National Significance Of Recall Election

Hamline Law Professor and political science expert David Schultz joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News.


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Bachmann Owes $1 Million In Campaign Debt

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann owes more than $1 million from her unsuccessful bid to become the Republican presidential nominee.


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Ron Paul Heading To Minnesota

Ron Paul is the latest Republican presidential candidate to bring his campaign to Minnesota.


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Upended GOP Race Means Minnesota Matters

The new uncertainty in the Republican presidential race means Minnesota’s caucuses, which are Feb. 7, are suddenly a lot more important.


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Bachmann Cancels Campaign Trip To S.C.

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is canceling her campaign trip to South Carolina after a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses.


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5 Occupy Protesters Arrested At Paul Campaign HQ

Five Occupy protesters were arrested Thursday outside the Iowa campaign headquarters of presidential contender Ron Paul as the group continued its protest against Republican candidates and President Barack Obama.


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Is Cain’s Suspended Campaign Good For Bachmann?

The announcement that Herman Cain is suspending his 2012 presidential campaign may be good news for Michele Bachmann.


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Bachmann NH Staff Says Rudeness Pushed Them Out

Presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann’s former New Hampshire staffers say they were deceived, left out of the loop and treated as second-class citizens before they quit in frustration last week.


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At Debate, Focus Is On Fast-Rising Herman Cain

Herman Cain has risen fast. Now the question is: Will he fall?


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More Aides Leave Bachmann Presidential Campaign

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is losing her pollster and senior adviser in a staff exodus that raises questions about the viability of her White House bid and her campaign finances.


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Pastor Backing Bachmann No Stranger To Controversy

At the Brooklyn Center-based Living Word Christian Center Sunday, Pastor Mac Hammond told the congregation he’d be joining the Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s campaign. However, after news stories about it, the church took the video off its website.


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Bachmann: America Needs A Miracle

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Thursday that America needs a miracle to recover its economic footing and retain its position as leader of the world.


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Ex-Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty Ends White House Bid

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is dropping out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination.


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New Jersey’s Christie Casts Shadow Over Iowa, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s not running for president, but he’s still leaving an imprint on the 2012 Republican campaign as a potential kingmaker — and distraction.


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Bachmann Makes It Official In Hometown Of Waterloo

Outspoken tea party favorite Michele Bachmann cast herself as the “bold choice” for the Republican presidential nomination as she formally kicked off her campaign Monday in her Iowa home town.


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Pawlenty Hits Up Home-State Donors For 2012 Cash

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty tried to keep fundraising expectations in check Wednesday for his upcoming Republican presidential campaign, saying he simply needs enough money to run a “Buick”-type campaign.


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Gingrich, Bachmann, Pawlenty Address MN Family Council

At this hour in Minneapolis, three presumed presidential candidates are preparing to address the Minnesota Family Council in downtown Minneapolis.



2012 Presidential Candidates ‘Friend’ Social Media

Republican Tim Pawlenty disclosed his 2012 presidential aspirations on Facebook. Rival Mitt Romney did it with a tweet. President Barack Obama kicked off his re-election bid with a digital video emailed to the 13 million online backers who helped power his historic campaign in 2008.