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. Grow up already...

    Her BEST option would be to STAY in SC. They can have her!

    February 2, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  2. Publius13

    This would be funny if it weren't so scary. Here we have a woman totally unqualified to be sheriff of Podunk County, much less a congressman. Thank you people of Minnesota 6. Was this the only way to get her out of the district? And now she thinks she's qualified to be president. Here's the dream ticket for the TEA patsies, RightWing fundies, and neo-cons–Bachmann and Palin.

    February 2, 2011 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  3. Anthony N.

    Here comes the Wicked (B)Witch of the north to South Carolina. I hope the broom she fly's in on does not get impounded...

    February 2, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  4. SuburbanBob

    Absolutely amazing that this brain dead person is even considering running for president. Have you Republicans no shame?

    February 2, 2011 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  5. paul

    Will she tell the South Carolinians to be "armed and dangerous" ? She simply does not have the mental stability to be president. A representative for her particular district might be o.k. but way tooooooooo far right to lead this country.

    February 2, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  6. jon

    She seems to have nice teeth – but is that really a prerequisite for becoming President of the United States of America??

    February 2, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  7. ja

    the 2012vers are a dime a dozen, please

    February 2, 2011 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  8. realitybites

    Yes. Please do consider. Your the best thing for Dems since sliced bread. I'm sure, thogh, that bread is far healthier and sustaining than you. Sorry, bread. I meant not offense in the comparison. Most people like you.

    February 2, 2011 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  9. blarkin

    The rush to the far right to prove who is the most conservative will sink Republican hopes for president
    as each of these candidates try to out crazy each other .Their base is their base but elections are won in the middle
    and they are so far from the middle they are leaving it to Obama to win 2012.

    February 2, 2011 03:50 pm at 3:50 pm |
  10. Darth Vadik, CA

    Why do the beautiful women also happen to be CRAZY???!!!

    February 2, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. DrFood

    My sympathies, South Carolina.

    February 2, 2011 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. Mikey

    Bachmann, Beck, Angle, Tancredo, Rush, Palin, O'Donnel, DeMint, Coulter, Paladino, Malkin, Paul, Paul – you Republicans must be so, so proud. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

    February 2, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  13. JR

    Being from Minnesota I got ecited when I read the headline....... Bachmann heading to South Carolina.. Guess she'll probably find her way back....damn.

    February 2, 2011 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  14. Praa

    The only serious bid she should be making is for life membership at any mental asylum.

    February 2, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  15. Jaywing

    I have an option for you, Ms. Bachmann - sit down and shut up. Your 15 minutes of delusional self-importance are over.

    February 2, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  16. Diane

    Did Bachmann every apologize for lying on National Television about the costs of President Obama's India trip?

    February 2, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  17. Colleen

    Michelle Bachman is another incarnation of Sarah Palin..without all the family and reality tv show baggage...she is however a clone in all the issues that make Sarah unelectible...Bachman is a fruitcake...

    February 2, 2011 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  18. Michael in Houston

    two republicans are becoming ridiculous and should be ashamed of yourselves as you parade out these clearly inappropriate and obviously unqualified candidates for office. Its becoming a dark and stupid comedy as you seem to have an endless supply of them.
    Secondly....who is advising this one? Who is the idiot that said to her...."You know Michelle, you really are popular and well liked and have immense gifts and you have enough broad appeal win the White House". I mean really....must we see and stomach EVERY creep within the republican party? Is there not a bottom to your barrel for crying out loud?

    February 2, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  19. Crazy Harry

    Brain dead speaking to the brain dead. A match made heaven.

    February 2, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  20. ABM

    She is wasting everyone's time. She will NEVER get voted to the top office. Obama will TROUNCE her and Palin if they decide to run. Heck they can't even debate any issues because they both are uneducated and do not care to do so.They think that it is easy to run this country when it clearly is not. I think there should be a moratoreum on this grandstanding by all elected officials until the year of the election – I am totally exhausted by hearing about their attention seeking when they should be working.

    February 2, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  21. Diane

    Did Bachmann ever apologize for lying to congress when she said: "Mr. Speaker, our first President, George Washington, insisted on his inauguration day as the first President of this great country, that unless the citizens of our country imitate the example of Jesus Christ, that we would not be a happy Nation. What a clear contrast between our first President and our current President."

    February 2, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  22. maggie

    Terrific news! Between Bachmann, Sharon Angle, who couldn't win a local election, and potentially Palin - this should turn out to be a real catfight between three egotistical nutcases. McConnell will be so busy breaking up the fights and clarifying the speeches that he won't have time to focus on anything else. Boehner will cry over the whole thing and may the best man win.

    February 2, 2011 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. ABM

    ...and the lies and mis-information continues. She and Palin are mouths of the propoganda machine. Misinfirmed and never makes any sense.

    February 2, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  24. lynn

    A Sarah Palin wanna-be only cheaper.

    February 2, 2011 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  25. Just me in Minnesota

    Oh dang it, I saw the headline and thought she was leaving my state. Please don't judge Minnesotans by this nutjob. We like to keep all our wackos in district 6 to keep an eye on 'em. Our mistake was in not taking away their voting rights.

    February 2, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
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