Bachmann heads to New Hampshire in March
February 16th, 2011
09:17 PM ET
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Bachmann heads to New Hampshire in March

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann will visit New Hampshire on March 11 and 12. It will be the Minnesota Republican's first visit to the first-in-the-nation primary state of this 2012 presidential cycle.

CNN has learned details of the potential presidential candidate's travels.

Bachmann's visit will be limited to Manchester. On Friday, she will attend meetings with Republican officials, among other things.

But Saturday features what has been described to CNN as the main event.

Bachmann, a darling of the Tea Party movement, will start the day at a breakfast event in Manchester, followed by meetings and a brunch. But the primary purpose of the trip is Bachmann's attendance at a fund-raiser for New Hampshire's Republican Party.

Jack Kimball, the new chairman of state's GOP, enjoys wide Tea Party support.

The congresswoman's visit to the Granite State is sure to garner heavy media attention, both local and national. Bachmann has publicly said she is weighing a presidential bid.

This weekend she heads to the early primary state of South Carolina. She recently visited Iowa, the state that's slated to start the GOP nominating process in February.

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Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • New Hampshire
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. ingrid

    She just makes me ill. She and Palin should just go and have their own reality show together.

    February 16, 2011 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  2. Tony in Maine

    Here's hoping for a northwest wind.

    February 16, 2011 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  3. Tam

    Good Lord, between her and Failin' Palin, they've had more than enough rope - they should be flappin' in the wind already. Sure, they're bizzarrly (? – I think it's a word) entertaining, but how much longer can we put up with these "intellects"?

    February 16, 2011 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    if THIS is the best the GOP can come up with as a candidate for POTUS the GOP plans for Obama to be a one term president will have failed. Unless our country has gone totally nuts or the Democrats sit on the butts again like they did in 2010 and not vote, the best the GOP can hope for if Bachmann is their candidate is to get total controll of congress.

    February 16, 2011 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  5. Real TN Christian

    Run, Baby, RUN....you haven't hit absolute bottom yet!

    February 16, 2011 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  6. The Big J

    Does this woman do any work? Or does she just run at the mouth & travel?

    February 16, 2011 10:03 pm at 10:03 pm |
  7. Clwyd

    I hope she gets some mental help along the way!

    February 16, 2011 10:36 pm at 10:36 pm |
  8. ThinkAgain

    Another overly-made up Republican woman, in love with the sound of her voice and her willingness to spout nonsense to all her equally-dim followers.

    I just read Bachmann's criticism of Michelle Obama's support of breastfeeding and am again astounded by the hypocrisy of the right: It's OK to "incentivize" business to perform certain behaviors, but helping mothers breast feed their children is somehow wrong.

    I have three kids, the first of whom I breastfed, the last two I could not (preemie twins). We rented a breastpump after their births and were reimbursed by our insurance company because it was considered medically necessary (which it was, given preemies don't have the strength to nurse). Making this benefit available to all women who need it, regardless of their health insurance coverage, makes perfect sense to me.

    That's not a "nanny state;" that's just common sense. Something that Bachmann is sorely lacking.

    February 16, 2011 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  9. thomas

    Wow , this lady is LOONY TOOONS !
    Dose she think in her little mind of denial that the people of this great country are going to elect her as President !
    Is this a Joke ?

    February 16, 2011 10:40 pm at 10:40 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    She is running for president. She has a lot to overcome in order to win. First, she has to win the primaries and the nomination. I can't recall the last time that a current member of the House won the presidency. I don't think that the current support is going to be enough to help this reactionary win the whole thing. She bashes people on points that are minor.

    February 16, 2011 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  11. gypsydaveywithablowtorch

    the darling of the tea party movement? this is the lame stream media mocking the tea party, right? wasn't she a huge supporter of the bush administration, racking up dept, starting unjustified wars, expanding government ...

    February 16, 2011 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
  12. An intelligent person

    She is not very viable as a candidate. I hope she goes away. She needs to learn a little more about American history before she opens her mouth.

    February 16, 2011 11:27 pm at 11:27 pm |
  13. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Please stay there you Dingleberry!

    February 16, 2011 11:29 pm at 11:29 pm |
  14. Margie

    Please please please stay there. I am a Minnesotan who wishes she would move to the ends of the earth. Permanently. Mostly all Minnesotans """I""" talk to wish the same. We don't for the life of us understand how she can get elected. We wonder and wonder and wish we could examine the ballot boxes.

    February 16, 2011 11:33 pm at 11:33 pm |
  15. T. Hurst

    This nut is dangerous and we don't want her in NH. Keep Bachmann in her crazy district in Minn. We are not stupid enough to get in bed with this bedbug.

    February 16, 2011 11:41 pm at 11:41 pm |
  16. taffd

    this troll is old school negative posturing. Please woman, I'd say stay in Minnesota where you belong, but I live here, so please maybe travel to Alaska. They're missing a moose.

    February 16, 2011 11:47 pm at 11:47 pm |
  17. Al

    I hope this woman runs so she can destroy the GOP Presidential Party.

    February 16, 2011 11:58 pm at 11:58 pm |
  18. Squigman

    In the spring the sap starts running. Why are the saps so early this year? They have to know they have a snowballs chance. So why the rush?

    February 17, 2011 12:10 am at 12:10 am |
  19. MoeL

    Really curious......would anyone in USA really take this woman as a serious potential canidate for POTUS? For that matter, would anyone in the USA really vote in a Teabag?

    February 17, 2011 02:52 am at 2:52 am |
  20. Marie MD

    Isn't this woman a representative for some district in Minnesota? Why don't her constituents tell her to get back to work since they stupidly voted for her again?
    She is NOT going to win any primary or the presidency. She needs to keep her day job as long as people are dumb enough to continue to vote for her.

    February 17, 2011 06:12 am at 6:12 am |
  21. willie floyd

    This woman scares me more than any foreign terrorist-God help us if she ever gets a really important position. I'll never understand MN voters.

    February 17, 2011 06:34 am at 6:34 am |
  22. Dave

    I can't figure out if she's incredibly dumb or if she's incredibly arrogant. It's probably a mix of both. Assuming that IF she gets the nomination, Obama will mop the floor with this dolt and it will be amusing to watch.

    February 17, 2011 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  23. cecilia

    I wish this fool would head to Alaska with Sarah and live happily ever after – if the Tea Party does not pull the plug on these nut jobs there will be nothing left of the Republican Party – the are inarticulate, ignorant, uneducated, foul mouth and loud mouth idiots -

    February 17, 2011 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  24. diridi

    she is a total waste to the nation, like sarah palins...o.k....does not matter whether she goes to NH, or Texas...etc, what is a big deal of NH, it is just like any 50 states....she is wasting of time...and money...money, of course, public money...you know...

    February 17, 2011 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  25. Jack

    I used to think Minnesota was one of the few states that usually got things right. What on earth possessed them to elect this cretin and give her a national platform to spout nonsense and divisiveness? What a disappointment.

    February 17, 2011 08:01 am at 8:01 am |