"Bachman 2012"? Savvy cyber-squatters mock Bachmann

Some Internet users are taking advantage of her name's uncommon spelling and buying up domains to spoof her and her campaign.
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Some Internet users are taking advantage of her name's uncommon spelling and buying up domains to spoof her and her campaign.

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Bachmann camp takes dig at Graves' wealth

Rep. Michelle Bachmann is making a campaign issue out of the significant wealth of her DFL congressional opponent Jim Graves. Bachmann's camp responded to new poll results by telling the St. Cloud times that Graves "is worth up to $111 million ... and can buy any results he wants with that kind of money." The Graves camp countered by saying that his wealth wasn't relevant to the race and that this is just another "distraction" from Bachmann.

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The tight race at the top of the ticket will have no bearing on the Iowa Caucus results for Michele Bachmann. After taking the Iowa Straw Poll in August, Bachmann returned to Iowa to finish in sixth place. When asked by the Associated Press whether she would continue on her campaign manager said 'I don't know yet.'

Bachmann picks Kroll to run Congressional seat race

Michele Bachmann hired Chase Kroll to head her 2012 Congressional district campaign. Kroll directed Bachmann's 2010 battle and worked on her 2008 campaign. He replaces long-time Bachmann staffer Andy Parrish, who stepped down last week.

Michele Bachmann outspending her fundraising

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Is Minnesota's redistricting playing a role in Bachmann's campaign?

The Associated Press reports the court panel assigned with redrawing the state's political boundaries won't rule until late February -- a point where the Republican Congresswoman should know if its time to abandon her presidential campaign if her placement in the polls don't improve.

Bachmann, Graves to hold three debates

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has agreed to three debates with her DFL opponent Jim Graves on the week before the Nov. 6 election, the St. Cloud Times reports. However, the Graves campaign is pushing the three-term Congresswoman to have more than just three debates. “It frustrates me that Bachmann was willing to give 15 debates during her presidential campaign," Jim Graves said. The first public debate is set for Oct. 30 in St. Cloud.