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An Iowa campaign adviser to Republican former presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has released an affidavit saying the Minnesota congresswoman approved a plan to indirectly pay an Iowa state senator to work on her 2012 campaign. The arrangement could violate Iowa Senate ethics rules.
A second campaign adviser to former Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann has come forward with allegations that the Minnesota congresswoman improperly paid an Iowa state senator to work on her campaign just months before last year's Iowa caucuses.
Catherine Lucey and Thomas Beaumont
, April 18, 2013
Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann made improper payments to an Iowa state senator who was the state chairman of her failed 2012 presidential campaign, a former campaign aide said in a complaint filed Friday with the Federal Election Commission.
Democrat Rick Nolan began preparing Wednesday for a return to Congress after 32 years away, while Rep. Michele Bachmann, who barely survived her toughest race yet, said she's ready to get back to work.
A left-leaning political action group has added Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann to its list of targets. San Francisco-based CREDO SuperPAC said Thursday that Bachmann will join a list of tea party-friendly Republicans the group hopes to help defeat in November.
U.S. Rep. John Kline and former Sen. Norm Coleman say Bachmann stepped over the line in asking several federal departments to look into whether the Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the U.S. government and was affecting policy.
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