Michele Bachmann campaign expenses

This pie chart shows where Michele Bachmann spent campaign funds expenses dedicated to fundraising. Those expenses totaled approximately $1,287,285.

Consultants often work with candidates to develop fundraising strategies and identify potential donors. Direct mail refers to the costs associated with both physical and electronic mail sent to potential donors. Telemarketing refers to the use of outside firms that call like-minded supporters and ask for a donation. Credit card fees refers to the fees paid to banks and other organizations that help process donations made using a credit card.