Bachmann plans 10-day, 99-county Iowa bus tour

Michele Bachmann intends on doing what only one Republican presidential candidate has done this election cycle — visit all 99 Iowa counties, and she’s planning on doing it in only 10 days.

Bachmann will travel by bus throughout the state starting in northwestern Iowa on Friday. The bus tour will take three-day hiatus for Christmas and end on Dec. 28, according to her campaign.

Bachmann has already held more events in Iowa than all but one candidate — former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who completed the 99-country accomplishment in November.

Visiting every Iowa country will “reflect her energy, enthusiasm and extraordinary work ethic as well as her commitment to representing the concerns of Iowa families who want a president that will put them first,” Bachmann campaign director Keith Nahigian said in a statement.

Holding 99 campaign events in 10 days is an ambitious goal for even the most well-traveled candidate, and even Bachmann, a whirlwind campaigner, will need to go at a faster than normal pace — according to the Washington Post, Bachmann has held 127 events in Iowa since June.

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  1. Submitted by Paul Brandon on 12/12/2011 - 09:31 pm.

    I’ll be glad to kick in for a one way ticket!

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