Tags: bachman | seeks | support

Minnesota's Bachmann Seeks Help: I'm No Extremist

Friday, 01 May 2009 02:48 PM

By Rick Pedraza

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says she needs help proving she is not an extremist and is requesting campaign contributions from supporters to help counter a Democratic Web site targeting her as one of the most outspoken members of Congress.

Bachmann’s campaign office issued an e-mail request to supporters for campaign contributions shortly after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launched BachmannWatch.com, according to Minnesota Public Radio.

The site, devoted entirely to Bachmann’s controversial rhetoric, slams the two-term incumbent for what the Democratic committee believes are overstatements and exaggerations about issues such as earmarks, cap and trade, ACORN, and the Democratic-led spending stimulus.

Criticism of Bachmann, a pariah among liberals, is certain to energize the Democratic base, Congressional Quarterly Politics noted. But it also may generate support for Bachmann herself. At least that's what she's hoping for.

In the e-mail, Bachmann accuses the Democratic committee of targeting her.

"The Democrats are gunning for me because I refuse to shrink from a fight,” Bachmann writes in the missive. “With your help, I can keep fighting for your freedom, for your pocketbook, and for all that the Constitution has secured for the American people for generations."

Bachmann asks for a contribution to help her keep fighting, and asks her supporters to share the e-mail with five friends. The Democratic committee's latest attempt to discredit her and to paint anyone who disagrees with the liberal agenda sweeping through Washington as an extremist is a joke, she says.

“If you get a chance, check it out,” she says of the site. “It's incredible how fast and loose they are willing to play with the truth. We thought we saw the height of their spin machine last October, but really, it looks like this is just the beginning."

But Gabby Adler, Midwest press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told The Hill that Bachmann isn’t just out of touch with Minnesota families; she is out of touch with the truth.

“Michele Bachmann will say anything to support her extreme agenda, even if it means lying and twisting the truth," Adler said.

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Hillary Clinton Rallies NC Democrats for Hagan

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 19:05 PM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton urged North Carolina Democrats on Saturday to work to re-elect Sen. Kay . . .

Poll Watchers on Both Sides Keeping Close Eye on Voter ID Laws

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 16:41 PM

Poll watchers for both liberal and conservative groups will be battling over voter ID laws on Election Day, with Democra . . .

NJ Gov. Christie Back Again in Iowa

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 16:12 PM

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state's politic . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved