GOP presidential contenders target Perry in Florida debate

Bachmann's support has been slipping since winning the Iowa Straw Poll last month. A national Gallup poll released earlier this week shows Rick Perry holds 31 percent of the Republican vote while Bachmann only pulled 5 percent.
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Bachmann's support has been slipping since winning the Iowa Straw Poll last month. A national Gallup poll released earlier this week shows Rick Perry holds 31 percent of the Republican vote while Bachmann only pulled 5 percent.

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Bachmann finishes last in Florida straw poll

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was barely a blip in a Saturday straw poll among Florida Republicans. In a field of eight presidential candidates, she finished last with 1.5 percent of the vote. Businessman Herman Cain won the contest with 37 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry finished a distant second.

Pawlenty presidential campaign remains $453K in debt

A fundraising report released Friday covering July through September shows former Gov. Tim Pawlenty has nearly half a million dollars in campaign debt. The former GOP hopeful left the race after a disappointing third-place finish at the Ames, Iowa straw poll in August.

Bachmann promises she's in it 'for the long run'

Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she’s in the campaign for the long term. The day after the latest GOP candidate debate Bachmann insists the race consists of more than front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Bachmann is skipping the Florida straw poll, saying the balloting there is too narrow.

Bachmann goes 0-for-2 in Saturday straw polls

A double-whammy for congresswoman Michelle Bachmann. She finished second to Herman Cain in a GOP straw poll in Bloomington. Cain had 52 percent, while Bachmann had 12 percent. She also finished poorly at a straw poll at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C. -- Bachmann was fifth, with 8 percent of the vote.

Bachmann falls in Iowa, campaign manager leaves exit possiblity open

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.'

Rick Perry endorses Hegseth in Minnesota's Senate race

Minnesota Republicans will meet this weekend to endorse a challenger to U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar. Texas Governor and former presidential candidate Rick Perry thinks they should back Army National Guard Captain Pete Hegseth. But Hegseth's competitors - Dan Severson and Kurt Bills - also have the backing of current or former presidential candidates.