Today, I announce a second challenge to incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann for the U.S. House of Representatives seat in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, on a platform of national security, law and order, fiscal responsibility, and uncompromising opposition to political extremism.
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Selected reports and images from the 2008 campaign
On the Campaign Trail: Day One (July 15, 2008)
On the Campaign Trail: Day Two (July 16, 2008)
Patrick (2) fishing from a constituent’s dock during a campaign swing to Little Rock Lake in Benton County.
On the Campaign Trail: Day Three (July 17, 2008)
Aubrey Immelman (right) with fellow paratrooper Bruce Robertson (left), 82nd Airborne (1955-1958), at a campaign event.
On the Campaign Trail: Day 56 (Sept. 8, 2008)
At the entrance to the Minnesota State Fairgrounds: Paddy (2), Matt (11), Pam, and Tim Immelman (13).
Primary Election Day: Day 57 (Sept. 9, 2008)
Gander Mountain outdoor store, Blaine, with the Campaign SUV in the foreground.
After the Election: Day 1 (Sept. 10, 2008)
Kneeling at the monument to life at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Roscoe near the end of a 50-mile campaign swing on foot from east to west across the 6th Congressional District from Foley to Paynesville, Aug. 23, 2008.
Write-In Candidacy Announcement (Oct. 18, 2008)
Immelman vs. Bachmann: Year 2 (July 15, 2009)
Aubrey Immelman’s family — Pam, Patrick (2), Matt (11), Tim (13), and Elizabeth (9) — welcome him upon arrival at Lowell Park on the St. Croix River, Stillwater, Minnesota, after his 100-mile campaign swing on foot the length of the 6th Congressional District from Freeport in Central Minnesota to Stillwater on the Wisconsin border, Aug. 16, 2008.
Cash pours into Bachmann race (By Kevin Diaz and Eric Roper, Star Tribune, April 18, 2010) – The race to unseat conservative icon Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District is increasingly a national affair. … “It’s money wasted,” said Aubrey Immelman, a former Republican candidate and professor at St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict. “But if you’re an activist Democrat, this is where the fight is.” … “She actually secured her base with her ‘Hardball’ appearance, and she’s only grown in strength since,” said Immelman, who supported 2006 DFL candidate Patty Wetterling but who now plans to put his own name on the ballot again as either a Republican or an independent. “The crazier she becomes, the more popular she becomes, and the more of a celebrity.” … Full story
FROM THE ARCHIVES: One Year Ago — April 7, 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama greets troops during a visit to Camp Victory, near Baghdad, Iraq, April 7, 2009. (Photo credit: Mandel Ngan / AFP – Getty Images)
One-year retrospective: One year ago today, I reported that President Barack Obama had flown unannounced into Iraq and, cheered by U.S. troops, declared it’s time for Iraqis to “take responsibility for their country” after America’s commitment of six years and thousands of lives.
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