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Summary: Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) announced via YouTube video posted on Twitter at 2:01 a.m. CT, May 29, 2013, that she will not seek reelection in 2014 to a fifth term in Congress as U.S. Representative in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.

Summary: In Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, two Republican candidates are challenging incumbent Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater — Sartell college professor Aubrey Immelman and Lino Lakes computer consultant Stephen Thompson.

Summary: Ten reasons why Republicans — or real Americans of any political persuasion — should repudiate Michele Bachmann.

Summary: Analysis of opinion surveys and polling in the 2012 election for U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota 6th Congressional District, contested by Democrat Jim Graves and Republicans Michele Bachmann, Aubrey Immelman, and Stephen Thompson. … A strategy to defeat Michele Bachmann.

Chronicle of Michele Bachmann’s 2012 campaign for reelection to a fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Oct 26th, 2010

Summary: Minnesota 6th Congressional District (MN-06) voters have two fiscally conservative options on the Nov. 2, 2010 general election ballot as sane, rational alternatives to the paranoid extremist neocon Michele Bachmann — Independence Party nominee Bob Anderson and unaffiliated, independent conservative Aubrey Immelman. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on October 26, 2009, Aubrey Immelman reported that two helicopter crashes killed 14 Americans in Afghanistan — 11 troops and three drug enforcement agents — in the deadliest day for the U.S. mission in Afghanistan in more than four years.

Aug 11th, 2010

Summary: Primary election results in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District (MN-06). … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on August 11, 2009 Aubrey Immelman provided his weekly report of U.S. military deaths in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), compiled from U.S. Department of Defense News Releases.

Jul 30th, 2010

Summary: The results of a July 2010 KSTP/SurveyUSA poll show Republican Michele Bachmann with a significant lead of 9 points over Democrat Tarryl Clark, with 8 points combined for Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson and unaffiliated independent Aubrey Immelman, and 5 percent undecided. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 30, 2009 Aubrey Immelman featured a New York Times report that Col. Timothy R. Reese, a senior American military adviser in Baghdad, had concluded in an unusually blunt memo that Iraqi forces suffered from entrenched deficiencies but were able to protect the Iraqi government, and that it was therefore time “for the U.S. to declare victory and go home.” In his report, Col. Reese detailed Iraqi military weaknesses in scathing language, including corruption, poor management, and the inability to resist Shiite political pressure.

Jul 15th, 2010

Summary: Two years ago today, I launched my campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on July 15, 2009 Aubrey Immelman noted that one year had passed since he launched his campaign against incumbent U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann for the Republican nomination in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.

May 27th, 2010

Summary: An appeal by Aubrey Immelman to Minnesota 6th Congressional District constituents to fill out the online nominating petition that will help him gain ballot access as an independent candidate to challenge Rep. Michele Bachmann in the 2010 general election. … Please download, print, sign, and mail the petition to Immelman for Congress, P.O. Box 117, Sartell, MN 56377. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on May 27, 2009 Aubrey Immelman reported that Army chief of staff Gen. George Casey said the Pentagon was prepared to leave fighting forces in Iraq for as long as a decade despite an agreement between the United States and Iraq that would bring all American troops home by 2012.