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Bachmann film praises the role of women in the Tea Party

WASHINGTON — The movie highlights what it calls the rising influence of conservative women, even as research shows they’re few and far between.

The trailer for “Fire from the Heartland”

Steve Bannon
Steve Bannon

But whether the ads were meant to promote her or the movie, billboards and TV spots with the candidate’s face looming large can only help to raise Bachmann’s profile among conservatives, especially women, the voting bloc to which the film is devoted.

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Rep. Michele Bachmann
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Rep. Michele Bachmann

Palin and Bachmann are playing different roles in the Tea Party, Bannon said. Bachmann is the firebrand, the “Patrick Henry or Thomas Paine,” and Palin is the hands-on former executive with governing experience. Bannon, who also directed the Palin documentary “The Undefeated,” made his allegiance between the pair clear.

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Sarah Palin
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Sarah Palin

Recent research suggests that despite the high profile of several women in the Tea Party, the gender gap still exists. 

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