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Most of Bachmann’s campaign contributions came from in state

WASHINGTON, D.C. — So, what’s behind Rep. Michele Bachmann’s fundraising success? Minnesota’s Smart Politics breaks it down.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — So, what’s behind Rep. Michele Bachmann’s fundraising success? Minnesota’s Smart Politics breaks it down.

The Minnesota Republican raised the most money of any of the Minnesota House members this quarter due in large part to an increase in instate donations as opposed to money coming from outside Minnesota.

Michele Bachmann First Quarter Individual Campaign Contributions by Location, 2005-2009 (Percentage)

Location 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Minnesota 91.4 90.4 83.6 86.2 87.2
Out of state 8.6 9.6 16.4 13.8 12.8
Note: FEC data compiled by Smart Politics.

In addition, Smart Politics reports that much of her money is coming from individuals as opposed to PACS.

Michele Bachmann First Quarter Campaign Contributions by Type, 2005-2009

Type 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
% Individuals 100.0 96.6 54.7 69.2 80.4
% PACS 0.0 2.5 45.3 30.8 19.6
% Pol. Party Committees 0.0 1.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
Note: FEC data compiled by Smart Politics.

“In short, Congresswoman Bachmann’s increased profile is generating her more support at the grass roots level – particularly in Minnesota,” Smart Politics says.

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