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August 2016 Update

After U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann’s retirement from Congress, I ended my active involvement in political campaigning (2008-2014) in my home congressional district, MN-06 — represented by Rep. Bachmann (R-Minn.) from January 3, 2007 to January 3, 2015 — and returned to my preferred former role as a nonpartisan political observer and student of personality in politics.

For more information regarding my research on the psychology of politics, please visit the new website of the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics (

Journalists seeking fresh angles for political reporting on the role of personality, temperament, and character in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign are referred to my Media Tipsheet ( and

My core issues are national security, law and order, fiscal responsibility, providing reliable constituent services, and uncompromising opposition to political extremism or fanaticism.

I prefer to communicate by email, followed up — if necessary — by a telephone conversation.

This website contains more than 1,000 blog posts compiled over four years of campaigning against Michele Bachmann, providing answers to practically any question a reporter conceivably could have.

I recommend using the Google Custom Search feature at the top of the page to aid targeted data retrieval.

Please pay a brief visit to the following links before talking to me directly regarding the primary election:

Immelman vs. Bachmann

Can a Democrat Beat Bachmann?

Building a Non-Partisan Coalition

How to Beat Bachmann