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Bachmann: Rivals' 'money is changing hands'
Politico ^ | 12/14/11 6:57 PM EST | EMILY SCHULTHEIS

Posted on 12/15/2011 4:25:27 PM PST by billys kid

Michele Bachmann, asked just now by CNN’s John King about a statement from her South Carolina spokesman saying Newt Gingrich is buying votes, said her campaign has heard that “money is changing hands.”

Her S.C. spokesman Wesley Donohue made the accusation against Gingrich last month in an interview with the Columbia Free-Times:

Bachmann is trying to grow an organic base of supporters, and Newt Gingrich is trying to buy off tea party groups. … Newt Gingrich knows the only way he can get the tea party vote is to buy it.

When King asked Bachmann tonight to support or deny it, she deferred to Donohue but said she’s been “hearing” about these occurrences around the country:

Well, Wesley would have to speak to that himself with what evidence he has, but this is something that we’ve been hearing all across the country, that money is changing hands, and that’s not how I do business. In fact I’ve told people, I’ve told evangelicals, I’ve told tea partiers, I don’t pay people to come out and be my supporters, that’s not what I do. When we have tea party groups and all of the rest, I don’t do that because I’m just a real person.

Bachmann's gotten in hot water before for making claims without backup, and it's not clear whether there is more to this one. I’ve emailed Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond for a response.

UPDATE: R.C. Hammond called back to respond: "I am not sure about other campaigns, but the first thing we don't do when working with tea parties is challenge their integrity."

Read more about: Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: conspiracy; flyingsaucers; freemasons; southcarolina; spacealiens

1 posted on 12/15/2011 4:25:32 PM PST by billys kid
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To: billys kid

He won’t buy my vote.


2 posted on 12/15/2011 4:27:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: billys kid

Interesting post for your first day at Free Republic.


3 posted on 12/15/2011 4:28:28 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: billys kid

Did Bachmann admit that a Mitt tool is running her ground ops in SC? Friggin stalkinghorse..


4 posted on 12/15/2011 4:30:16 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: billys kid

Welcome to FReeRepublic. Do you really think we don’t understand the bent at Politico?

LOl...


5 posted on 12/15/2011 4:31:08 PM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: billys kid

Did she lose her mind or has always been like this?


6 posted on 12/15/2011 4:31:44 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: billys kid

Newt: “ all 8 of the folks on this stage are far preferable than the current occupant of the White House.”

Michelle” “guardicil, retarded, Newt romney, cheated, buy off tea party, yada yada yada secret injections to 11 year old little girls...retarded....yada yada yada.....”

Leadership versus catty b-tch.


7 posted on 12/15/2011 4:32:10 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: billys kid

I think Bachman’s campaign is losing more votes than she’s winning with their tactics. All she seems to be able to do is to tear down the other candidates.


8 posted on 12/15/2011 4:34:48 PM PST by BuckyKat (Green = the new red)
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To: BuckyKat
Def Stalking Horse



and Santorum
9 posted on 12/15/2011 4:44:41 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: billys kid

Do not know who you are schilling for, but politico is the publication of Obama’s re-election campaign.


10 posted on 12/15/2011 4:46:18 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

She accused Newt of being a socialist and even Mark Levin had to slap her on that one.


11 posted on 12/15/2011 4:46:27 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: Fred

You are confused. Herman Cain was the stalking horse for Romney.

Right?


12 posted on 12/15/2011 4:47:47 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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To: billys kid
This goes to show the reason Bachmann doesn't stand a chance.

She's batsh!t crazy.

BUYING the Tea Party vote? Really?

13 posted on 12/15/2011 4:48:45 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Perdogg

>> She accused Newt of being a socialist and even Mark Levin had to slap her on that one. >>

She also indicated he was ‘in favor of illegal immigration” and some other “guardicil made me retarded” comments. I am waiting for Rush and Levin to wake up to this and slam her for it some more. It’s like they are giving her a pass because the MSM is not fair to her (and they are not, I admit) - so they overlook what she does to the other candidates.

Where she really lost it with me - after the Ed Rollins disaster - was trying to paint Rick Perry as the second coming of Joseph Mengele.


14 posted on 12/15/2011 4:49:59 PM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Moderator of Florida Tea Party Convention Presidential Debate)
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To: Fred

Yet some Freepers don’t mind posting stories from when they are bashing people they don’t like. This is nothing new on FR, don’t act like it is the first time.


15 posted on 12/15/2011 4:50:17 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: billys kid

I don’t know why she keeps doing this. Everytime she may be on the verge of getting some traction she comes along and steps into a cow patty. With so many important issue on the table why step into the gutter with this. Newt has plenty of faults so attack him on one of those.


16 posted on 12/15/2011 5:08:26 PM PST by Parley Baer
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To: billys kid
Hey 'kid', wear it proudly...L
17 posted on 12/15/2011 5:32:20 PM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: billys kid

What a bunch of clap trap.


18 posted on 12/15/2011 5:46:56 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: billys kid; All
One thing that was mentioned a few weeks ago was the fact that Gingrich, through one of his organizations, bankrolled the effort by Bob Vander Plaats' evangelical family values group to recall three Iowa judges who had supported gay marriage.

Subsequently, Vander Plaats' group endorsed Gingrich.

Subsequently, it took a while for Newt to agree to sign the marriage pledge in Iowa.

Search shows me that this story resurfaced a few days ago:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2815312/posts

While it's true that the former House speaker ultimately may fail to achieve the redemption he's seeking from Iowa evangelicals, it's also a fact that he has been quietly building bridges to that important segment of the caucus-going electorate for more than a year. And, he not only built the bridges, he paid for them. That could turn out to be Gingrich's greatest secret weapon against his rivals in the Republican caucus in January.

19 posted on 12/15/2011 5:52:41 PM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Politico, Emily Schultheis.


20 posted on 12/15/2011 5:57:13 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: billys kid
I would ask Michelle what this says of the TEA Party in South Carolina. Did she even think what a slam that is to the TEA Party?

I mean if you have proof fine but don't go throwing bombs all over the place.

21 posted on 12/15/2011 6:03:07 PM PST by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: All

Paul/Bachmann 2012

For all you Libertarian Crazy Nuts on FR.

/S


22 posted on 12/15/2011 6:56:56 PM PST by Bailee
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To: Fred

Actually, I read the headline on Drudge and yes Politico had the story. But it was also on Breitbart with the actual interview (video) of Ms. Bachmann on CNN with John King. Look it up for yourself.


23 posted on 12/15/2011 8:45:41 PM PST by billys kid (Everything in Massachusetts is illegal, Thanks uncle Milty)
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