The biggest supporters of Sen. Michele Bachmann's bid for Minnesota's 6th congressional district seat aren't even residents of the 6th congressional district. Nor do they live in her hometown of Stillwater, or even the state senate district she currently represents. Rather, according to an analysis of Bachmann's 2005 first-quarter campaign contributions by DumpBachmann.com, the largest bloc of financiers bankrolling Bachmann's fledgling campaign live out of state or in wealthy Lake Minnetonka enclaves.
In fact, 56 percent of Bachmann's congressional campaign contributions through March 31, 2005, have come from individuals OUTSIDE the 6th Congressional District, the district Bachmann hopes to represent. That's $33,005 out of a total $59,032. Even more revealing, 27 percent of Bachmann's money came from the Minnetonka-Wayzata-Long Lake-Orono-Deephaven area.