Skip to comments.Michele Bachmann attracts small donors, but lacks big-dollar bundlers
Posted on 07/18/2011 8:49:44 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Rep. Michele Bachmanns latest campaign finance report shows she has a strong network of small-dollar donors backing her presidential bid but, for now, she lacks the support of the big-money bundlers.
The report, which covers April to June, showed that Mrs. Bachmann collected more than $4.2 million and had $3.6 million in the bank putting her neck-and-neck with Texas Rep. Ron Paul for second place in the early money chase and in the rearview mirror of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who raised $18 million and has $12.7 million in the bank.
With six months until the caucuses and primaries next year, the financial reports provide a glimpse into candidates abilities to draw the kind of support needed to win the partys nomination and put up a strong fight in the general election against President Obama, who raised $86 million in the three months that ended June 30.
Mrs. Bachmann raised $2.2 million over the past two weeks and transferred $2 million from her congressional campaign committee account. Her88,000 donations averaged $48 a pop.
The three-term congresswoman, though, has struggled to gain the backing of the all important high-dollar bundlers who can tap financial networks for hundreds of thousands of dollars for a campaign.
The challenge in front of Mrs. Bachmann is clear: Can the tea party favorite translate the grass-roots support that helped her raise almost $14 million for her re-election last year into the kind of mainstream credibility necessary to attract the major fundraisers who are crucial to a serious White House run.
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Speaking of Big Money folks... I wonder who the Koch Brothers are favoring...
Small donors translate into votes more accurately than large.
Barry has the market cornered on foreign donors named Test Person.
**Fictitious Donors Found in Obama Finance Records**
Last December, someone using the name Test Person, from Some Place, UT, made a series of contributions, the largest being $764, to Senator Barack Obamas presidential campaign totaling $2,410.07.
Someone identifying himself as Jockim Alberton, from 1581 Leroy Avenue in Wilmington, Del., began giving to Mr. Obama last November, contributing $10 and $25 at a time for a total of $445 through the end of February.
The only problem? There is no Leroy Avenue in Wilmington. And Jockim Alberton, who listed his employer and occupation as Fdsa Fdsa, does not show up in a search of public records.
They likely fall into two camps:
1. Waiting for Sarah or;
2. Already on board with RINO Romney.
In other words, she’s the “man of the little people” obama claims to be.....even tho’ she’s OBVIOUSLY not a man...
ROMNEY can KMA!
That'll change as she continues to get traction. Donors want to make sure she isn't a flash-in-the-pan phenomenon.
RE: If she gets traction, it’s all over and Obama’s president until 2017.
OK, tell us who SHOULD get traction in order for it NOT to be over so that Obama will not be in the White House till 2017?
And , Bachmann will not be the nominee. She is at her peak right now and when Perry gets in , her little ride will be over , just like Cain’s surge ended when Bachmann got in. It’s the flavor of the month process right now. The field is far from settled. the lesson from 08 was that , getting in a year before the IA vote does you no good at all.
“Barry has the market cornered on foreign donors named Test Person.”
Any “big-dollar bundler” for any pubbie will be investigated up, down and inside-out by the “obammy whorehouse” ie MSM.
The irony being that she will have trouble gaining traction if donors don’t get behind her now while the iron is hot.
The banks, insurance companies, and the union goons may still love Obama, but the US Chamber of Commerce, Club for Growth, and medical professional associations hate him with a purple passion. Whoever wins the Republican nomination will get backing from the people Obama has PO’d, and they’ll spend millions more running negative ads against him during campaign season.
Although I agree with you that if Perry sticks his thumb in the gravy bowl, he’ll ruin it for conservatives, and Mitt’s about 95% sure to win the nomination. Really no point in sending money to other presidential candidates until RINO Ricky makes up his mind either way.
A very wise Freeper said just the other day, Gov Palin could raise more money than that before lunch.
They make it sound like the transfer of 2 million from one account to the other somehow means she raised 4 million??
Also it looks like Michele has just flipped flopped on Jim Demint`s pledge, now all of a sudden she is for it?
I strongly disagree about withholding contributions. Now is the time to support the conservative candidate before things get away from us. We must build momentum now and keep it going. It is really our only chance, small as it may be, to nominate one of our own. I dread having to vote for Perry of Romney.