Bachmann's presidential campaign $1 million in debtby Mark Zdechlik, Minnesota Public Radio
ST. PAUL, Minn — Newly filed Federal Election Commission documents show Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann's failed presidential campaign was more than $1 million in debt in the weeks following her decision to drop out of the race in early January.
According to the campaign finance documents, as of January 25 of this year, Bachmann's presidential campaign still owed money to numerous campaign advisors, photographers, direct mailers, transportation companies and caterers.
Bachmann's focus is now on Minnesota, where she's running for reelection in the 6th Congressional District. So far, three Democratic challengers have emerged. Two are announced candidates. A third candidate is "exploring" a run.
Bachmann has been aggressively attempting to raise money in recent weeks, sending supporters urgent emails seeking contributions.
She has a history of strong fundraising. In her last run for the House in 2010 Bachmann took in $13.5 million.