As Bachmann hits trail, her voting record drops

  • Article by: JEREMY HERB , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 23, 2011 - 12:01 AM

The Republican presidential hopeful missed a chunk of votes at the Capitol - but the House had originally scheduled a recess this week.

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purenoizJul. 22, 11 3:34 PM

It sure would be nice if politicians would get off the public purse while running for higher offices. I don't care what party one belongs to, only that they show up to work when being paid to.

heykoolaidJul. 22, 11 3:34 PM

Well, at least she didn't close up her office and run away. Wait a second, we voted the guy who did that Governor. Forget it.

bsnewsJul. 22, 11 3:38 PM

Lets go back and see how many votes Sen. Obama missed while both campaigning or even before. Then he usually voted Pres., Except when he voted against raising the debt ceiling in 2006, and said the only reason we could budget is because of poor leadership. Boy was he right!!

digdoggerJul. 22, 11 3:40 PM

Remember Bachmann is a government empoyee and always has been a government employee. Capitalism is an idea in a textbook to her, she's never had to worry where next week's check is coming from. Taking the summer off to some traveking and whatever you want is a government employee's right. The weather is too nice to be holed up in a stuffy building working for your money!

ZombiehunterJul. 22, 11 3:43 PM

So what if she has missed some votes? Would anyone even notice if she had made all of them?

ranger1873Jul. 22, 11 3:45 PM

According to, Barack Obama missed nearly 25 percent of all the roll-call votes in the United States Senate while in that office. That wasn't news during the 2008 campaign. Yet, it is for Bachmann. RedStar double standard, anyone?

ZombiehunterJul. 22, 11 3:46 PM

What this country needs is publicly financed campaigns of a limited duration. Candidates only get so much money and they can only campaign for six months before an election. Take the money, special interests, and corporations out of politics.

Government is supposed to be for we, the people, not we, the limited liability corporations.

evilobamaJul. 22, 11 3:50 PM

Jeremy Herb, would it really be too much to ask of you to provide a little substance in your article and also answer your phone. Of the votes she missed could you give a break down as to were they committee votes, votes on bills, amendments, etc. How many of those missed votes would have been irrelevant since there was already a overwhelming majority in favor or against the vote. Or, as I suspect, is this just more "chicken little" propaganda. She blew away migraine-gate and that must have pissed you people off and burned your arss.

teapublicanJul. 22, 11 3:53 PM

TeaPublicans in Minnesota understand that to "sacrifice" you give up something good for someting better! It is well worth the sacrifice of not having Rep. Michele Bachmann represent us for months then to lose the chance of her being the first TeaPublican President! I am already dreaming about all the benefits we TeaPublicans are going to have when Michelle becomes President! Yes! Yes! We TeaPublicans ARE taking America back!

whadjawantJul. 22, 11 3:53 PM

her not voting is a distinct improvement. let it be. this could be good for Minnesota.


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