So, how vulnerable is Michele Bachmann? Well, if these contributions are any indicator, she is nearly $100,000 worth of vulnerable. In addition to this indicator, a write up on RealClear Politics describes Bachmann as "endangered".
Minnesota 06: Few Republican freshmen are as endangered as Michele Bachmann
Bachmann was only able to raise $280,000 as an incumbent without the help of her conservative colleagues in Congress. So, in order to make her seem more viable, these leadership PACS have been padding her coffers with cash.
American Success PAC $1000
Conservative Opportunities for a New America PAC $2000
DeLay was indicted by a grand jury in the fall of 2005 for "alleged crimes during the 2002 Statehouse races that gave Republicans the majority, allowing them to redraw the map. With the new map, Republicans picked up five seats last year."
Every Republican Is Crucial PAC $10000
And what about Cantor's ties to Abramoff? In 2003, Abramoff held a fundraiser for Cantor at his deli Stacks and named a sandwich for the Virginia Congressman. Cantor did not pay Abramoff for the food served at the fundraiser until the newspaper Jewish Forward raised questions about whether campaign finance reporting rules had been violated when Cantor didn't report the debt. After being called on it by the press, Cantor’s office finally paid the tab, a total of $1,732. Cantor has also held no fewer eight fundraisers at Abramoff's restaurantSignatures.
Last week, Cantor, like many other Republicans and a few Democrats, tried to rid himself of tainted Abramof money. In Cantor's case, this involved donating $10,000 to a local Virginia charity. The $10,000 that Cantor donated was less than a third of the $31,500 that Cantor is known to have received from Abramoff and his allies.
Friends of John Boehner $4000
"I think Donald Rumsfeld is the best thing that's happened to the Pentagon in 25 years." (Source: AP, Oct. 30, 2006)
Friends of Sam Johnson $1000
Geoff Davis For Congress $1000
Dear Senator Obama:
On Saturday night I gave a speech in which I used a poor choice of words when discussing the national security policy positions of the Presidential candidates. I was quoted as saying "That boy's finger does not need to be on the button."
My poor choice of words is regrettable and was in no way meant to impugn you or your integrity. I offer my sincere apology to you and ask for your forgiveness.
Though we may disagree on many issues, I know that we share the goal of a prosperous, secure future for our nation. My comment has detracted from the dialogue that we should all be having on legitimate policy differences and in no way reflects the personal and professional respect I have for you.
Gingrey For Congress $1000
“And, of course, if you leave food around in a motel room or a dorm room at a college, you’re going to get some mice show up at some point in time.”
Since the 9/11 attacks, Rogers has abused his position to steer production of a system designed to enhance airport security to a factory in Corbin, Kentucky. The trouble is, the factory wasn't equipped to produce the tamperproof biometric ID cards favored by security experts. So Rogers forced the government to spend $4 million to test the factory's technology -- steering some of the work to a tiny company that hired his son. When the factory flunked the test, Rogers delayed the process again, demanding that prototypes for new cards be built in Kentucky.
Cross Posted on Dump Bachmann