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Year In Review: Better Know A Contributor

Here is the first in another series of posts I did examining the contributors of Michele Bachmann. Originally Posted June 28, 2008: This will be the first of a several part series examining some of the organizations and individuals who have decided to contribute to the Michele Bachmann for Congress Campaign. Bachmann is a darling of the ultra-conservative/religious right movement and nothing typifies that support more than the contributions she has received from the ultra right Eagle Forum PAC. In the past nine months, Bachmann has received a total of $3,500 from the organization led by conservative icon, Phyllis Schlafly. Eagle Forum touts itself as “leading the Pro-Family Movement since 1972“. Unfortunately, the actions and rhetoric of the organization and its founder are more anti-immigrant, … Continue reading

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Better Know A Contributor: Family Values (Or Lack Thereof) Edition

As if the money for Bachmann’s re-election campaign coming from magical sex elixirs wasn’t bad enough for the woman who claims to fight for “traditional family values“. Now it seems as though some of that campaign money is coming from family friendly strip shows in Las Vegas. H/T to America Blog & Firedoglake: Pete Sessions (R) from Texas and his leadership PAC, People for Enterprise, Trade, & Economic Growth (PETEPAC) held a little party at a Las Vegas “Club” back in March of this year. By the end of March, PETEPAC generously gave our 6th District Congresswoman a contribution of $2500. This is how the club’s owner, Ivan Kane, describes his brand of burlesque. Ivan Kane: The key component would be to have girls who … Continue reading

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Better Know A Contributor: With (MORE) Friends Like These…

This represents Part 2 of a larger series about the fundraising efforts of Michele Bachmann. In Part 1 we covered only a small fraction of the “leadership PAC” contributions currently propping up the 2nd quarter numbers of Bachmann. Yet, for all of this attention and media coverage (most of which is with outlets far away from her district) her latest FEC report reflects a candidate being propped up, not by those in her district or even those in the corporate world but rather, by the helping hand of over 40 leadership PACS and campaign committees of ultra-conservative candidates across the country. These groups typically seek to help candidates in vulnerable districts and not candidates in areas deemed safe. Perhaps this swell of support from her … Continue reading

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Better Know A Contributor: Erotica Edition OR How To ENHANCE Your Fundraising

In Minnesota, in this election season, there has been considerable discussion about remarks made by Al Franken that have been deemed pornographic. Much of this discussion has been streaming from the Republican Party attack machine known as “Minnesota Democrats Exposed“. While the Better Know A Contributor series has been exclusively about those people and individuals supporting 6th District Congresswoman, Michele Bachmann, it is time we expand out slightly and discuss a contributor of concern to Bachmann, Coleman, and the rest of the Republican Party of Minnesota who have been outraged (OUTRAGED I TELL YOU!) by the writings and past satire of Al Franken. A name appears in the 2nd Quarter FEC reports of Michele Bachmann:Who is Mr. William Hudlow? Well, he just happens to be … Continue reading

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Better Know A Contributor: With Friends Like These…

Michele Bachmann has become a media darling of the conservative movement. From appearances at right wing organizations at the expense of appearing before her own constituents to championing unrealistic plans in the hopes she can convince people that it will bring $2 a gallon gasoline. Yet, for all of this attention and media coverage (most of which is with outlets far away from her district) her latest FEC report reflects a candidate being propped up, not by those in her district or even those in the corporate world but rather, by the helping hand of over 40 leadership PACS and campaign committees of ultra-conservative candidates across the country. These groups typically seek to help candidates in vulnerable districts and not candidates in areas deemed safe. … Continue reading

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