Rep. Bachmann fundraises for her PAC -- even though she isn't running
April 1, 2014 — 2:38am
WASHINGTON -- Outgoing conservative firebrand Rep. Michele Bachmann is asking donors to give to her Political Action Committee -- even though she isn't running this year to keep her Congressional seat.
Minnesota Public Radio reported this morning that Bachmann's PAC, MichelePAC, recently sent out email seeking donations.
Public records show the PAC could use some money.
In 2012, it raised $1.2 million and spent $1.4 million. For the 2014 cycle, MichelePAC raised $334,000, according to last filing, and has already spent $311,000, according to Center for Responsive Politics.
Bachmann's PAC released a statement Monday, noting the congresswoman has "always in the past been committed to supporting constitutional conservative candidates and her PAC activity and objectives continue to be consistent with those efforts."
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