Rep. Michele Bachmann’s historic 2010 fundraising haul topped $13 million, according to post-election campaign finance reports released today.
Bachmann raised $13.2 million in the 2010 cycle — $12.8 million coming from individuals — and spent nearly $11 million on her successful reelection campaign against state Sen. Tarryl Clark.
And the Minnesota Republican still has $1.97 million in the bank, which is more than many House candidate raise over an entire election.
Bachmann’s large war chest will certainly fuel speculation about her political future, and whether she’ll seek a run for higher office.
Thursday’s report showed that Bachmann raised $2.3 million the final three weeks before the election, topping off her fundraising numbers that broke House records and bested most senators.
More from Hot Dish Politics
Flags at state and federal buildings in Minnesota to be flown at half-staff through Monday.
Legislative leaders are calling on Gov. Mark Dayton to call a special session to approve a public-works bill.
Legislative Auditor Jim Nobles sent a letter to the executive director of the Perpich Center for Arts Education, urging her to hand over information his office is seeking, or face sanction.
The declaration by Gov. Mark Dayton comes ahead of Beyoncé's fourth concert in Minnesota. She performs Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium.
Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday criticized the "disappointing" end of session, which collapsed in the final hours over transportation and bonding.