How Will Bachmann’s Ethics Violations Questions Impact Her Next Campaign [AUDIO]
ST. JOSEPH – As ethics violations questions continue to nag at Sixth District Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, some are wondering what it may mean for her political future.
Kay Wolsborn is a political science professor at the College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University. She says she’s become a high profile member of Congress over the years which has a lot of benefits, but it also makes her a target.
Bachmann hasn’t officially announced a bid for re-election to the Sixth District. However, her opponent last year, Democrat Jim Graves, has already announced that he’s running. The two had an extremely close race in 2012, separated by about 4,000 votes.
A staffer from Bachmann’s failed presidential bid has claimed she paid an Iowa State Senator to work on her campaign, which would violate Iowa Senate ethics rules.
Meanwhile, an attorney for congresswoman Michele Bachmann is calling media coverage of a recent Iowa ethics flap “wrong, reckless and outrageous.” Bachmann attorney William McGinley takes issue with the media coverage making this about Bachmann. “This dispute is between the Iowa Senate and an Iowa Senator. It has nothing whatsoever to do with Congresswoman Bachmann or her political committees,” says McGinley. “