Bachmann Beat: Bachmann Opposes Ethanol Subsidies
A daily roundup of news and commentary about U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann.
Yesterday, during a forum in Pella, Iowa, sixth-district congresswoman and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said she opposed ethanol subsidies.
Bachmann argued energy subsidies in general wouldn't be necessary if the federal government were to reduce regulatory burdens. When asked if that included federal subsidies for ethanol, she replied, "That includes all energy."
The Des Moines Register has more details on the forum itself, which was focused on issues facing American manufacturers.
Meanwhile, the Daily Mail has a rundown of the ongoing conflict between Bachmann and Ed Rollins, her former campaign manager. Earlier this week, Rollins told ABC News that Bachmann is "out of money and out of ideas" in Iowa. He also told Fox News host Shepard Smith that he thought the campaign was "a mess."
Other Bachmann news:
- Bachmann told a crowd in Marshalltown, Iowa that the eventual Republican nominee can't have any "surprises" in their background—an apparent jab at Herman Cain, who is currently trying to fend off a sexual harassment controversy.
- Bachmann came out in support of South Carolina's immigration enforcement law.
- The National Catholic Register has published a candidate profile on Bachmann, emphasizing her credentials as a social conservative.
Finally, an analysis by the New York Times shows that Bachmann has missed more votes this year than all but two of the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives.