Bachmann: From presidential front-runner to out of Congress in 14 months? It could happen.Though it won't be for the office she was hoping for, Michele Bachmann may still face a tough election fight this November. Sometime between now and early June, Bachmann must decide whether to seek reelectio ... More >>
Team Entenza picks up former foe's stafferMatt Entenza, one of three candidates left in the DFL gubernatorial primary race, just plucked a staffer from former opponent Paul Thissen. Pam McCrory worked as a field organizer for Thissen, a.k.a. the statehouse's resident boy genius, before Thiss ... More >>
Photo: Nick VlcekSo, who shelled out $10,000 for a photo op with Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin last week? Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and at least five other individuals, according to an FEC report cited by the Star Tribune. Bachmann for Congress, meanwhile, reports $810,000 ... More >>
As Michele Bachmann joins forces with Sarah Palin this afternoon to mobilize the teabaggin' faithful, Bachmann's challengers are showing signs of vitality.As we noted yesterday, Bachmann-challenger Tarryl Clark, a state senator from St. Cloud, brought her fundraising total up to $1.1 million afte ... More >>
Democrat Tarryl Clark announced today that she raised $505,000 in the first three months of the year in her bid to unseat Michele Bachmann. Add that to the $602,000 she raised in 2009, and she's hit $1.1 million total.Clark, a state senator from St. Cloud, has already won the DFL endorsement. She ... More >>
She beat Maureen Reed 62-37 percent on the first ballot.
The Minnesota congresswoman gives Sarah Palin a run for her money
In light of El Tinklenberg's announcement that he will not be attempting to defeat Bachmann in 2010, Olbermann pulled together a helpful montage of what Clark will be fighting against.
Tinklenberg lost last year by just 3 percent against incumbent Republican Bachmann and appeared to be gearing up for a serious rematch next year.
After failing to take out Bachmann in her first race as a Congressional incumbent, Tinklenberg says he is a better candidate and can actually pull it off if you'll just donate before Bachmann says something insane days before Election Day.
In a Congressional district so heated from Rep. Michele Bachmann's near-constant barrage of gaffes and extreme comments, perhaps it's never too early to announce your plans to defeat her in 2010.
Stolen cars, shootouts, and bitter country-club members—oh my
Rep. Michele Bachmann received the much-coveted nomination for Congress "Master of Self-Destruction" in Stuart Rothenberg's annual Congression ... More >>
Our noble hobbit takes a dirt nap as the Eye of Bachmann searches for sinners
C'mon folks. A candidate's surname don't make a difference. Proof: Obama.
Welcome to Lord of the Tinklenberg: The Towering Donations
Rep. Michele Bachmann has a new site against her opponent, but some of his associations circle right back to her ... More >>
The National Republican Congressional Committee sent out a memo today denying that their ad pull out for Rep. Michele Bachmann was in respons ... More >>
Ah, Michele, we knew ye well. Click through and take a stroll down memory lane with us, when Bachmann was just ... More >>
Bachmann's chief of staff confirmed that on the same day that she retracted her request for a pardon, her campaign donated at least one o ... More >>
Well it seems like millionaire Tom Petters is guilty before being proven innocent, according to some Minnesota politicians who are tos ... More >>
Rep. Michele Bachmann has been getting a lot of criticism this election season for her cancellations or lack of appearances at debates and ... More >>
State Sen. Terri Bonoff and former transportation commissioner Elwyn Tinklenberg have received the backing of AFSCME Council 5, one of the state's largest and most politically powerful labor unions.
The I-35W Bridge Collapse Exposes Dangerous Deficiencies in the Nation's Transportation Infrastructure.
Elwyn Tinklenberg, who served as the state's transportation commissioner under Jesse Ventura, says that the 35W bridge collapse is emblematic of an eroding, underfunded transportation system. He calls for a gasoline tax hike.
Evangelical turnout helps Michele Bachmann take the GOP 6th District endorsement
Light-rail boosters insist their multimillion-dollar project is finally leaving the station. But first Shoreview legislator Phil Krinkie has a few questions about inflated budgets, bid rigging, and some mysterious memos.