Bachmann Denies Rift Within Republican Party

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During an interview following her debate against DFL challenger Tarryl Clark today, Tea Party-backed incumbent Michele Bachmann denied there’s a rift within the Republican Party. She said, “I think everybody is joining arms right now, saying ‘let’s make sure we have conservatives take over the heart — the house — someone who knows how to create jobs.”

Afterwards, Independence Party candidate Bob Anderson lamented the amount of money that Bachmann and Clark are spending and the way in which this has become a national race, one which, he says, ignores the voters of the 6th Congressional District.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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