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Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann had Iowans fired up for a bit in 2011 as she won the Republican Party of Iowa’s Straw Poll. Now, for all we know, that may be the party’s last straw poll because of the increasing claims of its irrelevance. Bachmann imploded after that straw poll, got trounced on caucus night and then dropped out of the race.

Bachmann gets called out frequently for reading or hearing something somewhere and then repeating it before fact-checking it first. CNN’s Dana Bash literally chased Bachmann down to try to get some answers on Bachmann’s recent claims seen as untrue. But Bachmann then turned the questions against Bash instead.

Here’s the clip. 

As Bash talked about in the clip, here is another fundraising email from Bachmann. Bachmann’s emails frequently use words like “urgent” to show a dire need for people to give money to her campaign. Realize, of course, that the next election is a year and a half away.

Here’s the email to supporters: (By the way, I sign up on candidate’s email list all the time, both locally and nationally. So don’t get the wrong impression from this email that I’m a Bachmann contributor. I don’t contribute to any campaign. Well, I did contribute to the campaign of a co-worker’s niece for her Girl Scout cookie contest.)

The recent Bachmann campaign email is headed “It’s Starting“.

Dave Price,

The national Democrats would love nothing more than to see me lose — and they have already decided to pull out all the stops to make that happen.

In fact just yesterday, Roll Call — a Capitol Hill political publication — is hinting that the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) is telling reporters that I’m on the top of their list for defeat. (The DCCC is Nancy Pelosi’s campaign slush fund.)

You see, the DCCC has already identified my district and campaign as one they are targeting for defeat in 2014. And you can bet they will have the resources to go all out. In 2012 alone, the DCCC raised and spent more than $184 million dollars to defeat Republicans.

And, in addition to working overtime to defeat our campaign, they have willing accomplices in the liberal media to continue their dirty work by misrepresenting and misleading voters all over the national airwaves.

Dave Price, I need your help to fight back.

I cannot do this without you. Our campaign is entirely funded by the donations of my supporters and close friends like yourself.

Won’t you please make an instant online contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more right now so I can fight back against the liberals in the national media and at the DCCC?

You see, the DCCC has it all wrong. They think that if they can defeat me, they will have defeated our values. But, our campaign isn’t about me- it’s about US. It’s about restoring our government and economy, protecting our shared constitutional conservative values, eliminating the wasteful spending in Washington, and ensuring our conservative voice is heard.

We cannot let the DCCC undo all of the great work we have done in the past. The actions we take today will determine our future.

If the national Democrats and the liberal media are going to start campaigning against me this early — then you and I must start this early as well.

And that’s exactly why I’m writing you today.

You have been a loyal supporter and friend, but your continued support has never been more important. The ultra-liberals at the DCCC are now openly targeting my race, and we need to fight back.

The fastest way to join our campaign is by making an online donation.

Thank you for standing with me at the outset of what promises to be an exciting year.


Michele Bachmann

PS. I need your urgent support. The fact that the DCCC is working this early to defeat our campaign, proves that they will pull out all the stops this election cycle. We must work hard today to prove we are going to fight back with everything we have. Please follow this link to show your support and make your most generous contribution of $25, $50, $100 or more today. Thanks.