Mark Zdechlik Feature Archive

Rep. Michele Bachmann has been struggling in the polls of late, so supporters and opponents alike are wondering whether that stream of grass roots financial support is enough to keep her ambitions alive. (10/03/2011)
Promoting lower taxes and reduced government regulation as ways to spur the economy and create jobs, Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. continues a two-day presidential campaign tour Tuesday in Iowa. (09/20/2011)
Her Iowa supporters say Rep. Michele Bachmann needs to realize the media buzz that propelled her to victory in the Ames Straw Poll is gone, and it's time to press the flesh with everyday voters. (09/19/2011)
Looking for campaign traction during Monday's GOP presidential debate, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann criticized Texas Gov. Rick Perry over a requirement to vaccinate young girls for a sexually transmitted disease. (09/13/2011)
Pawlenty's endorsement of Romney for president marks a departure from the sharp rhetoric the Minnesotan used when he was campaigning for the Republican nomination, harshly criticizing Romney for supporting state-mandated health care as Massachusetts governor. (09/12/2011)
Rep. Michele Bachmann announced her presidential campaign at a GOP debate in June in Manchester. But since then, she has only returned to the state once. (09/09/2011)
The Minnesota congresswoman still receives plenty of media attention, but much of the focus is now on her dwindling prospects in the face of new competition from Texas Gov. Rick Perry. (09/07/2011)
Michele Bachmann says President Obama is failing to lead when it comes to foreign policy. (09/01/2011)
Legionnaires gave the president only one standing ovation during the speech in Minneapolis and had mixed reactions to it afterwards. (08/30/2011)
President Barack Obama will return to the Twin Cities on Tuesday for a speech before the American Legion's annual convention. He's expected to tackle veterans' issues, including unemployment and mental health. (08/30/2011)
Michele Bachmann wrapped up a campaign swing through South Carolina, hoping to capitalize on her recent victory in the Ames Straw Poll. (08/19/2011)
Michele Bachmann returned to her birthplace of Waterloo, Iowa Sunday evening to celebrate her first-place showing in the Ames Straw Poll over the weekend. (08/14/2011)
Tim Pawlenty supporters say the former Minnesota governor would have made a good president and they're disappointed he had to end his campaign. Pawlenty dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination for president Sunday morning, following his disappointing third place showing in the Ames Straw Poll over the weekend. (08/14/2011)
GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Iowa Straw Poll Saturday, leaving former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty in a distant third place among those who cast ballots. (08/13/2011)
Minnesotans Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann are holding separate rallies this evening in Ames, Iowa designed to get their supporters to vote for them in a straw poll tomorrow. Last night their criticism of each other dominated a Republican presidential candidates' debate. We talked to people at the Iowa State Fair today to see what they thought of the debate. (08/12/2011)