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MinnPOTUS focused on Minnesota’s presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, and former candidate Tim Pawlenty. MinnPOTUS has the latest news and insights about the Bachmann and Pawlenty campaign activities, as well as reports on what their competitors are doing and saying. MinnPost political reporters — including Eric Black, Devin Henry, Doug Grow and Joe Kimball — will contribute to MinnPOTUS.

Bachmann to hold Minneapolis fundraiser

Michele Bachmann will hold a fundraiser in Minneapolis on October 27, according to her presidential campaign.
Bachmann announced the stop in an email to supporters Wednesday.
“While weekly polls have fluctuated between front runners, I am the onl

Bachmann picks up the elusive Wayne Newton endorsement

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren was supposed to hold an interview with Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain after last night’s debate at the Venetian in Las Vegas.
She got Wayne Newton with his arm wrapped around Michele Bachmann instead.

Bachmann, Trump talk policy on tele-town hall call

WASHINGTON — Monday night’s tele-town hall with Michele Bachmann and Donald Trump was a generally cordial affair, with Bachmann praising Trump profusely and Trump calling her  “a very strong woman” who’s working hard toward winning the presidency.

Trump to join Bachmann on tele-town hall tonight

Michele Bachmann is hosting a tele-town hall event tonight with a special guest: Donald Trump, the billionaire real estate developer, reality television star, and former (almost) presidential candidate.
The Bachmann campaign heralds the town hall e

Bachmann cheered and booed in New Hampshire House

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann got a mixed reception when she spoke to the New Hampshire House of Representatives Wednesday morning.
Her support for a right-to-work bill in the state drew some applause from lawmakers in the chamber, but lots of jee

Pawlenty not likely to run for president again, or VP

Former Gov. Tim Pawlenty said on the radio today that it’s highly unlikely he’ll run for president again and isn’t interested in a vice-president spot.
He said on the MPR broadcast that he won’t run against Sen. Amy Klobuchar in 2012.

Bachmann closes Virginia office; campaign HQ is Iowa

The compression of Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign efforts now includes the closing of a campaign office in Old Town, Va., just south of the nation’s capital,  Politico says.
That’s meant some staffers from there are working