Bachmann to raise money in South Carolina
March 10th, 2011
12:30 PM ET
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Bachmann to raise money in South Carolina

Washington (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann has scheduled an April fundraiser in the early presidential primary state of South Carolina as she considers a possible 2012 White House bid.

Bluffton-area business owner Kimberly Tatro told CNN Thursday that she is opening up her home for Bachmann and other supporters on the evening of Friday, April 15 for a fundraiser benefiting the Republican congresswoman's campaign committee.

Money from Bachmann's congressional account could be transferred to a presidential fund if she decides to seek the GOP presidential nomination. Bachmann had nearly $2 million on hand at the close of 2010.

Bachmann has two more events scheduled in the South Carolina low country the following day: an appearance at a Bluffton Tea Party rally Saturday morning, followed by what's being billed as a "nonpartisan" voter registration event with state Sen. Tom Davis, one of Gov. Nikki Haley's allies in the state legislature.

Though Bachmann and Davis are Republicans, Tatro said the voter registration event "is not about party."

"It's about being an American," she said. "It's about getting people registered. I truly believe that when Michele Bachmann speaks, she speaks as an American. She is straight shooter. She knows what she's doing."

The trip will be Bachmann's second to South Carolina this year. She has recently visited Iowa and will be in New Hampshire this weekend.

UPDATE: The original version of this story incorrectly stated that tax day is April 15. The due date for filing taxes in 2011 has been extended to April 18.

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  1. Jay Kay, Minneapolis

    There is no bigger joke in politics than Bachmann. Every time I think of her running for president I can't help but think of the movie "Carrie" and Carrie's mother's voice ringing in her head — "They're all gonna laugh at you.. They're all gonna laugh at you.. They're all gonna laugh at you.. They're all gonna laugh at you.. ..." And rightfully so.

    March 10, 2011 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
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