How Michele Bachmann bought the Ames straw poll

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August 15, 2011
by Paul Krugman  
Posted in Commentary, PND Commentary

"Headlines on FoxNews, CNN, MSNBC, and all over the web should have been 'Randy Travis Wins Ames Straw Poll Edging out Ron Paul' instead of headlines which touted Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s victory. Bachmann spent upwards of $1 million, paid for over 6000 tickets, paid for Grammy Award winning, country musician Randy Travis to show up, and bussed in Randy Travis fans in order to secure 152 more votes than Congressman Ron Paul." [hat tip -- Rahul Kanwar] (08/15/11)  

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