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Behind Michele Bachmann's Fundraising Magic

Michele Bachmann 2012

First Posted: 06/20/11 10:00 AM ET Updated: 08/20/11 06:12 AM ET


In three congressional terms, presidential contender Michele Bachmann has made a name for herself as a formidable fundraiser. As of her latest filing with the Federal Election Commission, Bachmann had $2.8 million cash on hand (compared to, say, veteran Ron Paul's $1.6 million). And she took in $13.5 million in the 2010 election cycle, out-raising the leader of her own party, John Boehner, by almost $4 million and making Bachmann the most prolific fundraiser in the House. So where is she getting all that money?

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Filed by Elyse Siegel  |