Bachmann returning to Iowa in March

WASHINGTON — Rep. Michele Bachmann will return to Iowa in March, MinnPost has confirmed, to speak at a home schooling event at the state Capitol building in Des Moines.

On March 23, Bachmann will speak to the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators at their annual conference. The Des Moines Register, which broke the news first, describes NICHE as “a well-organized segment of evangelical Christian voters in Iowa.”

“She was invited to speak at their convention,” Bachmann Chief of Staff Andy Parrish confirmed to MinnPost. “She is excited for this opportunity.”

Bachmann, an Iowa native, is considering a run for president and took her first trip to the state as a presidential aspirant last week. At a press conference following her speech to Iowans for Tax Relief, Bachmann jokingly said she’d be back to the state every weekend.

And while that’s not the case yet, several senior Iowa Republicans and political experts have said they’d be able to tell if Bachmann was serious about a presidential bid not by her first visit, but by her second, third and fourth. Well, this would be number two. And she’s got at least two invites pending beyond that.

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Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by Karl Bremer on 01/26/2011 - 03:56 pm.

    Speaking to home-schoolers? Bachmann must be recruiting young door-knockers for her presidential campaign like she did in her 2008 congressional campaign:

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2008/11/the_last_day_home-schooled_kid.shtml

    Take them out of “class” to door knock for a partisan political campaign and call it “part of a paper they’re writing on government.”

    Any word of when Bachmann might be doing anything for the 6th District, or isn’t that newsworthy anymore?

  2. Submitted by Karl Bremer on 01/27/2011 - 09:45 am.

    Is Michele Bachmann recruiting young home-schooled (and free) door knockers for her presidential campaign like she did in 2008?

    http://minnesota.publicradio.org/collections/special/columns/news_cut/archive/2008/11/the_last_day_home-schooled_kid.shtml

    Home-schooled kids in Woodbury were given home-school credit for doing partisan political work for Michele Bachmann and calling it “part of a paper they’re writing on government.”

    Nice way to keep your campaign costs down–and keep your home-schooled kids dumb.

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