The congresswoman and ex-governor repeatedly insulted each other at last night's GOP presidential debate, which was overshadowed by the expected entrance of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
Two Republicans from Minnesota -- former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann -- are among the field of presidential candidates participating in tonight's debate in Iowa.. and the state Republican Party's straw poll on Saturday. The two are battling to become the main alternative to perceived frontrunner Mitt Romney.
Analysts say if the former Minnesota governor fails to deliver in a nationally televised debate tonight and a straw poll this weekend, he may lose the confidence of supporters and find it difficult to finance a campaign.
The Minnesota congresswoman burnishes her conservative credentials at the National Press Club.
After three weeks of a government shutdown during which more than 20,000 state workers sat at home laid off, and state parks, rest stops and countless other operations sat idle, many Minnesotans are angry the people they elected to balance the state budget failed to do so.
Former Democratic Congressman Rick Nolan today announced his campaign for the 8th District seat currently held by Republican Chip Cravaack.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told reporters in Hudson Wednesday morning that he hopes his state and Minnesota can soon negotiate a new income tax deal.
Minnesota voters sent a mixed message last fall when they elected a Democratic governor who campaigned on a "tax the rich" theme, at the same time they gave anti-tax Republicans control of the Legislature. Now many are dismayed by partisan bickering that led to the state government shutdown. That's particularly true in parts of the closely divided House District 25B.
Republican presidential hopefuls have been criss-crossing Iowa lately, campaigning against President Barack Obama and what they call his failed economic policy. The message has been well received by Iowa Republicans. But Democrats in the state have a different view of the rhetoric in their own backyard.
Rep. Michele Bachmann formally launched her bid today in her Iowa birthplace, after first making her intentions clear at a debate earlier this month.
Moderate Republicans and Barack Obama supporters believe Michele Bachmann, who's making her candidacy official Monday, would perform weakly in the general election, a political expert says.
Minnesota's two presidential candidates spoke Saturday at the national RightOnline convention in Minneapolis, with both former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Congresswoman Michele Bachmann calling for deep cuts in government spending. Pawlenty, who spoke Saturday afternoon, touted his tax cutting credentials as Minnesota governor.
In a little more than a decade, Michele Bachmann has risen from a suburban Twin Cities state lawmaker to a nationally known spokeswoman for conservative causes who has proven capable of raising huge amounts of campaign cash.
Minnesota's two Republican presidential candidates spent more time criticizing President Obama during a GOP debate Monday night than they did going after their rivals for their party's nomination. Michele Bachmann captured some of the limelight when she formally announced her intention to run for the White House.
Two Minnesota Republicans -- former Gov. Tim Pawlenty and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann -- are among seven GOP presidential candidates participating in a debate Monday evening in New Hampshire. MPR reporter Mark Zdechlik talked with Tom Crann about preparations for the debate.