Bachmann’s Florida weekendby George Bennett | August 26th, 2011
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.