Bachmann heading to South Carolina
February 2nd, 2011
02:56 PM ET
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Bachmann heading to South Carolina

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minnesota, will travel to the early primary state of South Carolina later this month as she mulls a possible White House bid in 2012, CNN has learned.

The outspoken conservative and Tea Party favorite will address a South Carolina Federation of Republican Women lunch in Columbia on Feb. 19, Spartanburg County Republican Party Chairwoman LaDonna Ryggs told CNN Wednesday.

Bachmann will headline a fundraiser for the Spartanburg County Republican Party later that evening.

"She is obviously exploring her options and seeing what's out there," Ryggs told CNN.

It will be Bachmann's second trip to a key presidential nominating state this year. In January, she traveled to Iowa to headline an Iowans For Tax Relief event and met with top GOP officials in the first-in-the-nation caucus state.

Correction: Bachmann will appear in Columbia and Spartanburg, not Greenville and Spartanburg as was originally reported.

Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann • South Carolina
soundoff (55 Responses)
  1. Diane

    Did Bachmann ever apologize for this lie about the health care overheaul: "17 million, potentially, illegal aliens that are in the United States, would have the ability to receive taxpayer-funded health care.”

    February 2, 2011 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  2. Adalbert

    Bachmann;s appeal is mostly to those who believe in fairy tales. Unfortunately, we have more than our share of ignorant and naive people in this country. Many of them are dangerous right wing and religious fanatics from the middle ages with twisted and outdated views on just about everything. This bimbo is theirs not ours.

    February 2, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  3. once upon a horse

    gosh is there any way we can get her to STAY there? Maybe while she's there she could learn that there were some of our founding fathers that slave owners. Something that she doesn't seem to be aware of when she goes to spouting off about history.

    February 2, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  4. Russ

    Shouldn't she be in Washington dealing with issues that involve her state. You know what the people elected her for. Now beyond that, a run for the White House? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!! She stands less of a chance than Palin and Palin only has two chances.....slim and none!!!

    February 2, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  5. Jay

    This lady seems like a Palin wannabe. Except for the "base" many people don't even know who she is. I don't find her to be anywhere near having the class and eloquence to be presidential material. I guess either she's looking for attention or has a serious problem realizing the reality of her chances. I'll make a bold prediction (sarcasm) that she places humiliatingly in the first few Republican primaries. Then the 15 minutes will be over, and her new Palin wannabe replacement will be in the news.

    Terrible course this country is on when Nothings get media attention over issues that matter.

    February 2, 2011 04:29 pm at 4:29 pm |
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