If Jim Graves needed proof that Michele Bachmann’s support isn’t waning, this report supplies that proof:
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she raised more than $1 million during the month of July.
“I’m grateful for the support I’ve received so far and I know if we can sustain this grassroots movement, we will be victorious in the fall. Minnesotans are tired of the same empty rhetoric out of Washington, and they know my time is genuinely focused on keeping America strong and growing,” Bachmann said in a statement on Tuesday, July 31.
The fundraising numbers are from July 1 to July 25.
This shows Michele’s support hasn’t wavered. Despite Jim Graves’ accusations that Michele was conducting a witch hunt, the cash kept pouring in.
Attracting donations has never been a problem for Bachmann. And that hasn’t changed, even with backlash over comments she made that Islamic fundamentalists could be infiltrating the U.S. government. She also claimed a fellow lawmaker and a top State Department aide have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Let’s rewrite that paragraph accurately:
Attracting donations has never been a problem for Bachmann. And that hasn’t changed, even with backlash after Michele conclusively proved that the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamic fundamentalist organization, was gaining influence with the U.S. government. She also proved Rep. Keith Ellison and Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton’s Deputy Chief of Staff have ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.
Whether the media reports it, that’s reality. I’ve written about that proof in this post:
Tax records show the group that paid Ellison’s expenses, the Muslim American Society of Minnesota, received nearly $900,000 in taxpayer money in 2006 and 2007 from a rental arrangement for Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TiZA), an Inver Grove Heights charter school.
MAS is the Muslim Brotherhood:
In May 2005, Daveed Gartenstein-Ross reported in The Weekly Standard that MAS is a U.S. front group for the Muslim Brotherhood, a claim supported by a September 19, 2004 Chicago Tribune story that stated: “In recent years, the U.S. Brotherhood operated under the name Muslim American Society, according to documents and interviews. One of the nation’s major Islamic groups, it was incorporated in Illinois in 1993 after a contentious debate among Brotherhood members.”
I even wrote about Rep. Ellison’s tolerance for anti-semitic bigotry in that post. I know it isn’t polite to talk about these things. Whatever. They’re important facts to know. That’s why I’ve included them in my post. If the PC Police have a fit over them, that’s their business.
Graves’s campaign manager Adam Graves didn’t have exact fundraising numbers to release on Tuesday, but said there has been a “groundswell of support” for the Democrat’s campaign, especially since Bachmann made headlines earlier this month.
“While Rep. Bachmann has been trying to capture the national spotlight in order to raise money from out of state interest groups, Jim Graves has spent the last several weeks speaking with veterans, farmers, students and small business owners across the district about issues that really matter to hard working Minnesotan families,” Adam Graves said in a statement.
“Jim firmly believes that this election will be decided by the voters of the Minnesota’s 6th District, not by the amount of money our opponent raises outside of the state or from special interests.”
That’s a lame official statement. The fact that Michele’s support hasn’t wavered in the tiniest, coupled with the fact that she garnered 53% of the vote in 2010, means she’s on track to defeat Mr. Graves.
Mr. Graves’ statements indicate that he’s more liberal than he admits. He told me that the ACA was built on free market principles. That’s laughable. He told Bill Prendergast that AGW was settled science because “99.9 percent of scientists” say so. Those views align perfectly with the DFL’s beliefs.
In 2006, Tarryl Clark ran as a moderate. Some foolish Republicans bought into her schtick and supported her. This year, Graves is employing the same tactics. This year is different. This Golden Oldie hits the right note: