Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign enters the home-stretch of the Iowa Caucuses with some bad news. Her state campaign chairman, Iowa State Sen. Kent Sorenson, has defected to one of her competitors, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul. MPR's Cathy Wurzer spoke with Minnesota Public Radio news reporter Mark Zdechlik, who's in Des Moines. (12/29/2011)
In Iowa today, Michele Bachmann criticized some of her Republican competitors campaigning to be the GOP presidential nominee. (12/28/2011)
A look at Congresswoman Michele Bachmann as she wraps up her bus tour of all 99 Iowa counties. (12/27/2011)
Bachmann has been sounding confident throughout her last-ditch campaign barnstorm of Iowa and she's been keeping up an aggressive campaign schedule as she nears the end of her campaign tour of all 99 of Iowa's counties. (12/26/2011)
In Sioux County, Iowa, there's a lot of interest in next year's presidential election, but also a lot of indecision among many local Republicans who still don't know who they will support in the looming Iowa caucuses. (12/15/2011)
As Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann prepares for the Iowa caucuses Jan. 3, her campaign is hoping what she lacks in popular support she may make up with her campaign organization in the state. (12/05/2011)
At a news conference in St. Paul Monday, Minnesota DFL Party Chair Ken Martin criticized Mitt Romney for being inconsistent on issues such as immigration, economic policy and legalized abortion. (11/28/2011)
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann of Minnesota expounded on her "biblical world view" and how her faith has shaped her life during a "Thanksgiving Family Forum" Saturday evening in Des Moines. (11/19/2011)
GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has been sharpening her message as the self-described "only true conservative" in the Republican race for president, as she campaigned in Iowa for the past several days. (11/18/2011)
Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann continued to defend her plan for dramatic spending cuts during a Q-and-A at Drake University Thursday. (11/17/2011)
The campaign on television may be the biggest reality show of the year, extravagant broadcasts with elaborate, custom-designed sets and graphics, and large live audiences coached to cheer as they would at a rock concert or football game. (11/11/2011)
Some analysts say Republican Michele Bachmann could do well in South Carolina, but has some hurdles to leap to capture that state. (11/07/2011)
Campaign officials for Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann declined to disclose the number in attendance at her Minneapolis fundraiser or how much campaign money was raised. (10/27/2011)
Gov. Mark Dayton kicked off his jobs summit at a downtown St. Paul hotel this morning by talking about the economic challenges facing the state and nation. (10/25/2011)
The New Hampshire staffers who left Republican Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign issued a statement on Monday harshly critical of Bachmann's national campaign staff. (10/24/2011)