Lawyer Says He Wants to Challenge Bachmann

Posted March 6, 2007 at 10:10am

A local lawyer who won an FBI whistle-blower a $565,000 judgment against the agency is ready to try his hand at politics.

Robert Hill of Stillwater said he has met with the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and is ready to challenge freshman Rep. Michele Bachmann (R).

“If you don’t get out early, you won’t be considered viable,” Hill told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Hill represented Jane Turner, a former FBI agent, in the sexual discrimination case she filed after she claimed she was fired for revealing the bureau’s pattern of sexual discrimination.

Bachmann has taken a lot of heat recently for comments she made about Iraq, but the 6th district favors the GOP.

This morning Bachmann is hosting a meet and greet on Capitol Hill with members of the health care industry. While campaign donations will be accepted, the Capitol Hill Club event is not considered a fundraiser and there is no fee required to attend.

Bachmann ended 2006 with $73,000 in her campaign account.
— Nicole Duran