Bachmann back to Iowa in March
January 26th, 2011
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Bachmann back to Iowa in March

Washington (CNN) - Michele Bachmann's heading back to Iowa.

The Republican congresswoman from neighboring Minnesota, who says she's considering a bid for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, will attend the March 23 Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators home-school day at the Iowa Capitol in Des Moines.

A Bachmann spokesman confirms to CNN that Bachmann will appear at the event.

"As a mother of 5 and foster mother to 23, as well as someone who homeschooled her children, Congresswoman Bachmann is a strong supporter of homeschooling and is looking forward to speaking to the group in Iowa," says Bachmann spokesman Doug Sachtleben.

The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators is a well organized evangelical group in Iowa. The organization's website says their mission is "to provide Christ-centered events, communications and resources to better equip, inform and encourage Iowa home educators to the glory of God."

Word of the visit, first reported by Tom Beaumont of the Des Moines Register, came as Bachmann gave the first ever Tea Party response to the president's State of the Union address. It also came just four days after Bachmann made her first visit to Iowa since saying she is considering a run for the White House. The three-term conservative representative, a co-founder of the House Tea Party coalition, spoke to the fiscally conservative Iowans for Tax Relief on Friday, as well as meeting with the state's Republican governor and head of the state GOP.

The Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators website says Rep. Steve King of Iowa and Bob Vander Plaats, president of the Iowa social conservative group The Family Leader, are also scheduled to attend the home-school event.

Iowa, of course, plays a prominent role in the race for the White House, as its caucuses kick of the presidential primary season.

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soundoff (38 Responses)
  1. Seattle Sue

    And Ms. Bachmann believes the founding fathers wiped out slavery. This woman does not know the basic history of our country and she wants to be President. What a total joke!

    January 26, 2011 09:49 am at 9:49 am |
  2. Crazy Harry

    Maybe she will stay in Iowa.

    January 26, 2011 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  3. SPLAT!~

    Rep. Steve King and Bob Vander Plaats were instrumental in dismantling one of the most impartial and unbiased State Supreme Courts in the United States!

    Their inability to recognize that the rulings of one case, in which the rule of law and the Constitution of Iowa were correctly administered, regardless of popular opinion and the personal opinions of the Justices, and by unanimous consenses of the same Justices, proves they are ignorant of governmental process and unfit to represent the people of Iowa.

    January 26, 2011 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  4. lynn

    We tried to watch her, but she became so hateful finally turned her off. We did watch the Republican response which at least was civil, but Bachman is what gives the Tea Party a bad reputation. Hateful and mean.

    January 26, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  5. The unsub

    Totally nuts!

    January 26, 2011 10:06 am at 10:06 am |
  6. Lynda/Minnesota

    Ah, yes. Those 23 foster children ... that were needed to help work her farm. Great to see Bachmann is dusting them off, ready to bring them to the forefront when needed. It's been a winning tactic for her 6th District voters here in Minnesota. Wonder how much leverage they'll get her nationally. Quite the good little christian, isn't she?

    January 26, 2011 10:07 am at 10:07 am |
  7. Seriously?

    This woman just does not get what an idiot she is and how the people who watch her, watch her just to make fun and see what stupid comment or downright lie she is going to say next. She will never be taken seriously by any voter with a functioning mind. She provided comic relief after the STOTU address last night and nothing more. Go ahead and spend your time traveling the country looking for support. From what I've read on several blogs, the people in your District don't want you around anyhow.

    January 26, 2011 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  8. 11cavnam

    If she taught her children at home, they are not equipted to handle very much, given her woeful lack of understanding of the U.S. Constitution or when exactly the slaves were freed.

    January 26, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  9. Randy, San Francisco

    Bachmann's response was strident and out-of-step with the gentler and more cooperative tone of the evening. Her response was consistent with the angry, loud, bully, and thuggish nature of the Tea Party movement. No wonder so many GOP politicians are cowering in fear.

    January 26, 2011 10:15 am at 10:15 am |
  10. Kevin

    As a Democrat, I hope the Republican Party keeps offering up candidates like Bachmann and Palin.

    January 26, 2011 10:18 am at 10:18 am |
  11. vic nashville tn

    Is she filling in for Sarah Palin Air time?

    January 26, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  12. Adalbert

    It is going to be interesting to see just how far this stupid bimbo will get.

    January 26, 2011 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  13. Russ

    And what does the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators possibly have to do with running this country? Absolutely nothing. Get off your "I'm a Bible thumping" high horse and start listening the WHOLE country. Religion does not belong in Government. We don't give a damn if your a Christian Hypocrite or not. Just do what your elected to do and quit using your seat as a soap box for what you want as an idividual.

    January 26, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  14. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It definately seems like she is getting ready to run for president. Will she stay in the GOP to do it or be a part of the Libertarian ticket and pull people from the GOP?

    January 26, 2011 10:25 am at 10:25 am |
  15. james Miller

    If her Presidential dreams were to come true, she would have a nervous breakdown and up and quit as Palin did.

    January 26, 2011 10:27 am at 10:27 am |
  16. Sheila wolfe

    why on earth would CNN have Michele bauchman give an unauthorized speech as a republican to the State Of The Union address?
    Who was responsible for that scheduling? Ludicrous. she is bizarre!

    January 26, 2011 10:28 am at 10:28 am |
  17. sara

    Yep,, back to Iowa to round up the fearful, angry, hateful and racist. Thank God Iowa is BIGGER than THAT!

    January 26, 2011 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  18. sara

    ...oh, Bachman can benefit from the Education investment the President talked about in his SOTU speech last night. The "university" she graduated from was only interested in how "religious" you were. She was taught 3rd Grade History.

    January 26, 2011 10:31 am at 10:31 am |
  19. America fell asleep

    She needs to be in DC with the rest of congress trying to create jobs and cut spending. What a drastic180 from campaigning to keep her House seat, with all that tough talk about how the House will work hard to cut spending, get rid of HCR, cut SS and Medicare. Well, the rest of us are holding our collective breath.

    January 26, 2011 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  20. Get A Grip

    And let the hate begin from the left in 3....2....1..... Cnn posted an article on Congresswoman Bauhmann.

    Thank you Congresswoman Bauhmann for all your hard work. Thank you for fighting for what's good for Americans and our country.

    January 26, 2011 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  21. Michael

    There is crazy, and then there's Bachmann. I saw her interviewed and she did not answer most of the questions. SHe gave answers that were prepared and were not pertinant to the question. In a word, she is "unfit" for the top office.

    January 26, 2011 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  22. rightsaid

    Bachmann is either poorly educated and stupid or a dishonest misinformation machine.

    January 26, 2011 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  23. TheProgram

    i can't wait for the world to learn what a nut-job she is. her implosion is imminent.

    January 26, 2011 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  24. Mike

    This woman makes Sarah Palin look plausible as a national leader.

    January 26, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  25. Chuck

    Rather than visiting home school people, she sould go back to school herself and study American History. In her last speech in Iowa, she was so off the wall with her knowledge of American History. My 8th graders had a better knowledge of American History than this woman voiced in her Iowa speech. People like her want to lead our Country????? God help us!!!!!!!!

    January 26, 2011 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
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