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Michele Bachmann Money-Bomb Fizzles

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Compare that to Mitt Romney, who recently staged a one-day fundraising bonanza, utilizing a nationwide phone bank, which took in a whopping $10.25 million.

As TPM has previously noted, the problem with Bachmann's money-bombs has been a matter of execution. Bachmann is in fact a very strong fundraiser, especially when one considers that she is only a third-term House member, bringing in small and large sums from all over the country in the course of any given quarter.

However, her money-bombs when they occur seem to be spur-of-the-moment events, without any long build-up or priming people to get ready to donate on one day, as other politicians usually do.