Making a statement? Michele Bachmann gets 6,000 votes in Wisconsin primary

Even though she’s been long gone from the presidential sweepstakes, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann managed to get more than 6,000 votes Tuesday in the Wisconsin presidential primary.

Bachmann pulled out of the race in January, after a poor showing in Iowa caucuses, but remained on the official ballot in Wisconsin.

She got 1 percent of the total vote with 6,054 , according to nearly complete unofficial results.

Her best percentage showings: Ashland County on Lake Superior in the northern part of the state; Buffalo County in the east, bordering Minnesota; and Menominee County, in the east central part of the state. She got 2 percent in those three counties.

Pretty much everywhere else, it was 1% or less.

And she beat Jon Huntsman, another former candidate still on the ballot, who had 5,133 votes, also managing 1%.

The Republican voters in Wisconsin who pay attention (or weren’t trying to make a statement) gave a handy victory to Mitt Romney.

With 44 percent of the vote, he easily beat the three remaining candidates still officially in the race: Rick Santorum, who had 37%; Ron Paul with 11%; and Newt Gingrich, 6%.

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Comments (1)

  1. Submitted by Dennis Litfin on 04/05/2012 - 09:28 pm.

    Bachmann subsdies…

    I can see why Bachmann got votes in Wisc. She is well-known in that State for what is called…..Government trough feeding on her Wisc. farm.

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