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Bachmann’s Florida weekend

by George Bennett | August 26th, 2011

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Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is making her first extended campaign swing through Florida this weekend.

Minnesota U.S. Rep. Bachmann, leader of the House Tea Party Caucus, won the recent Ames Straw Poll in Iowa but lost some of the spotlight to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who launched his presidential campaign the same day in South Carolina.

Bachmann is expected at a Jacksonville Beach sub shop this afternoon. On Saturday, she’ll attend a morning town hall meeting in Poinciana in Central Florida, then give the keynote speech at a Florida Family Policy Council dinner in Orlando.

On Sunday, Bachmann plans to attend a service at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz, near Tampa, then appear at a Republican rally in Sarasota where more than 1,000 people are expected.

12 Responses to “Bachmann’s Florida weekend”

  1. Don Says:

    Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is a strong, independent, intelligent, attractive, articulate and accomplished conservative woman. We can now add the word “powerful” to the list, because Forbes Magazine has selected her as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. She is ranked Number 22, behind Oprah (14), Michelle Obama (8) and Hillary (2). When she becomes President Bachmann, she will be Number 1. Give her credit. The liberals are shaking in their boots. She has come a long way from April 6, 1956, when she was born in Waterloo, Iowa!

  2. MIchelle Says:

    Bachmann is expected at a Jacksonville Beach sub shop this afternoon. On Saturday, she’ll attend a morning town hall meeting in Poinciana in Central Florida, then give the keynote speech at a Florida Family Policy Council dinner in Orlando.

  3. Richard T Says:

    Minnesota U.S. Rep. Bachmann, leader of the House Tea Party Caucus, won the recent Ames Straw Poll in Iowa but lost some of the spotlight to Texas Gov.

  4. DrDeath Says:

    GOP Congressmen Put Constituents Who Asked Tough Questions On A ‘Watch List’

    Reps. Dan Webster (R-FL) and Tim Griffin (R-AZ)
    In recent weeks GOP congressmen have resorted to all sorts of underhanded schemes to avoid interacting with their angry constituents back home over August recess. Now two Republican freshmen, Reps. Daniel Webster (R-FL) and Tim Griffin (R-AZ), are taking this trend one step further, using disturbing intimidation tactics and “watch lists” to discourage constituents from asking them questions:
    Rep. Webster’s Winter Garden, Florida district office gave out a “Watch List” of six Floridians who had asked questions at Webster’s previous town halls. The list, with the header “For the Media,” included names, photographs, and questions that members of the media should ask them.
    The Watch List itself doesn’t contain any information on who wrote it or where it comes from.The memos surfaced in Arkansas in connection to the office of Rep. Tim Griffin, and were traced back to Rep. Webster’s office.
    With black and white photos that resemble police surveillance, some of them pulled from the individuals’ Facebook profiles, the memo is clearly meant to intimidate these six people and anyone else who might stand up and ask a question of their elected representative. At a Griffin town hall, staffers were handing out the Watch List to attendees, calling it their “homework.” Griffin staffers were also spotted taking photos and shooting video of attendees, creating an extra layer of intimidation.
    While Webster and Griffin are ostensibly making these lists to screen out paid activists, the people they are targeting are regular constituents who have simply spoken up and expressed their disagreement about important policy decisions. Nevertheless, Webster staffers clearly went out of their way to investigate the backgrounds of these individuals and insinuate people like them are not welcome at future town halls.
    In April, ThinkProgress reported from Webster’s home district about a town hall where he faced a barrage of criticism for defending his support for tax breaks for the rich and the Medicare-ending Paul Ryan budget. One of the constituents ThinkProgress interviewed, Tamecka Pierce, ended up as #5 on the “Watch List.”

  5. Jon Cleary Says:

    Are you serious Dr.Death? Is the political machine getting that corrupt and covert that a secret list was developed? Come on, Michelle Bachmann is an attractive idiot. She has no better chance at getting elected president than I do. She appeals to the minority fringe base who j**k off to Fox news. The majority are not that stupid. The Moderate Republican machine will not allow that idiot to get close to running. They learned their lesson with Sarah P. The Republicans can kiss their power away for a long time, if they allow the Tea Party to carry on as they have. The lights are already flickering and those Tea Party bandwagon politicians are going to run for cover to protect their jobs. Sorry to many Libs and Moderates in this country to allow those nut jobs in office anymore.

  6. Dee Says:

    Don she is the anti of every “gleeming” trait you gave her. She is as dumb as a stump and ties for the honor with none other than Sarah Palin. I guess they both “fired the shots heard around the world”!LOL

  7. Jerry Says:

    Republicans love DUMB women

  8. Ronald P Says:

    @don thanks for the information, i just know if she is one of 100 most powerfull women, amazing..
    wonder what’s another great stuff that can she done for.

  9. Bryan Bouton Says:

    This woman has no more chance of being elected on the R ticket than I do…can you say Flash in the Pan?…her job is to be so radical as to scare the crap out of the Republican base that they will accept the eventual candidate with no problems…
    (oh, and Rick Perry is the same only with different genitals)…
    how can the American Public be so stupid as to not see this…and to buy into the stupidity that both of these idiots are espousing on a daily basis?

  10. stephany Says:

    @jerry Republicans love DUMB women??!!
    LOL, but maybe you are right..

  11. Oxy Limbaugh Says:

    Dumb and bat crap crazy. That way they can appeal to anyone dumb enough to vote Republican. God and guns! Yeehaw! Doesn’t have to be a woman. You want dumb, just look at W. Bush or Rick Perry…

  12. @JERRY Says:

    If republicans like dumb women then what do democrats like? Women like Nancy Pelosi, who expects working class Americans to continue to ignore the extravagant lifestyle she leads at the expense of taxpayers. Or ignore government spending put forth during her reign as Majority Leader (FYI, that was when DEMOCRATS controlled both Congress & Senate, or do you forget!)? Or perhaps Michelle Obama who is spending taxpayer money on extravagant vacations while most of us are postponing, cancelling, or modifying vacation plans. Hey Jerry, maybe you are one of those smart democratic women I have been lookimg for all my life!

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