Bachmann announces three-state tour
June 22nd, 2011
05:21 PM ET
11 years ago

Bachmann announces three-state tour

(CNN) - Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota will launch a three-state tour Monday to formally announce her presidential campaign and attend a string of events with voters.

According to a schedule released by the Republican's campaign Wednesday, the tour goes through key battleground states for the upcoming primary season. It starts in Bachmann's birth state of Iowa, then moves to New Hampshire on Tuesday and concludes with a town hall meeting in South Carolina Wednesday.

During Bachmann's final leg of the trip in South Carolina, the tea party favorite will stop in five cities, including Rock Hill, an area where former Gov. Mike Huckabee drew considerable support during his 2008 run for the White House.

Bachmann announced that she filed paperwork to seek the office of the presidency on June 13 at the CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader GOP presidential debate.

- CNN Congressional Producer Deirdre Walsh and CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report.

Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. Crazy Beoch

    I wonder how many people in the 6th district of Mn. wish they could have their votes back. As I'm sure many have realized that they have created a monster that doesn't seem to care about doing her job of representing them.

    June 22, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  2. Republican Robber Baron

    Kind of like the 3 page book she reads about how to run for President: 1 ) act like as if in a trance 2) complain about Obama
    3) act more radical than any of the other GOP candidates

    June 22, 2011 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  3. C. Howe Yulikit

    She's visiting Iowa (which the Japanese bombed to start World War I), New Hampshire (where the American Revolution started) and South Carolina (which is next to West Carolina where the original war between Coke and Pepsi started). She's a genius!

    June 22, 2011 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |
  4. bill

    Bachmann's tour: Spreading dingbat-ism to a small town near you.

    June 22, 2011 05:38 pm at 5:38 pm |
  5. roscoe

    If you're going to vote for Bachmann, you must hate America. She embodies all the worst of humanity. Ignorance, hate, greed, and no compassion. She's the female version of George W Bush. Maybe Liz Cheney will be her VP.

    June 22, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  6. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    I can't get over Bachmann telling Blacks and Hispanics that Obama has failed us, huh. Where was Bachmann when her beloved Tea Party marched around the country with the uglist racist signs, she must have been holding one because she sure didn't speak out against them.

    June 22, 2011 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  7. chris

    Two words....
    Go Away!

    June 22, 2011 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  8. gt

    she is no Hillary,,, and Hillary could not pull it off... not going to happen with Mischele either....get in line with newt, cain , santorum and paul...

    June 22, 2011 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  9. keylargo

    Bachman is an air head just like Palin. I don't have a problem with women candidates, I campaigned for Hillary Clinton in 08, I just have a problem with those with inadequate knowledge for such a demanding job. Plus Bachman's ties to the tea party certainly has a racist tone to it.

    June 22, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  10. Rickster

    President Bachmann can't get here soon enough. The most unqualified man to ever run for public office is determined to ruin this country before the voters can boot him out in 2012.

    June 22, 2011 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  11. Terry

    High Ho – High Ho, to voters she must go, to beg for votes from the lonely goats, she viewed as cannon fodder for the Bush-Chenney Wars. Quick Alice, drink this, you are late for the Tea Party.

    June 22, 2011 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  12. Whoosh

    Give her the rod and see what she catches people. This is the way "real" Americans operate. Don't hate, take the high road.
    You see, the more they vent on BO the more things works out for him. – just watch the economy pick up just when they all have securly hooked their "It's the economy, no jobs" star to it!! Watch. I'll be back to say "I told you so" on 22 Jun 11.

    June 22, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  13. Bill

    This woman is a reprobate. She will be out of job after the next congressional election in 2012.

    June 22, 2011 05:57 pm at 5:57 pm |
  14. Al-NY,NY

    although it won't happen....boy do I hope this imbecile gets the nomination

    June 22, 2011 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  15. Strategic Bob

    Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina,

    Be afraid. Be VERY afraid.

    Wait. South (too small to be a country, too big to be an insane asylum) Carolina – don't worry. she will fit right in.

    June 22, 2011 06:09 pm at 6:09 pm |
  16. Me

    I can't wait to see how she reacts when it's time to go to New Mexico. New Mexico? Will we go to Old Mexico? What? You mean, we took a part of Mexico and made it a state? Maybe we should put all the Mexicans there, maybe in camps.

    June 22, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  17. JEff - Sarasota, FL

    What I want to know is why she is running all over the country campaigning for a higher position instead of staying in Washington and doing the job she was already elected and being paid to do... That is the problems with these politicians... The feel like they deserve to be elected to a position or a higher position, yet they don't do anything to earn or justify it... Middle Class Americans that are the makority of the voters who get these people elected are promoted on accomplishment and merit... That is how it should be with politicians, what has she done as a Congresswoman to justify her as earning a shot at the Presidency... NOTHING... She has spent more time the last year running around the country campaigning than doing the job she was elected and being paid to do, and the people that follow and support her are idiots if they can't seem to realize this fact... Go to the US House website and try to e-mail her... If you can't come up with a valid address in her district it won't let you as it says she is only there for the people in her district... If that is the case, what is she doing in running all over the country, and why is it that MY tax dollars pay for her to help ALL AMERICANS, yet we can't even e-mail her to ask her a question... This is the problm in this country...

    She is From Iowa, I am from Missouri... We have always had a saying about what Iowa stood for and she just confirms it as far as I am concernec, and anyone who thinks she is POTUS material fit it too...

    IOWA, Idiot Out Wandreing Around!!!

    June 22, 2011 06:39 pm at 6:39 pm |
  18. TM

    The only "three states" that Bachmann can identify with are the sates of delusion, denial, and confusion.

    June 22, 2011 07:05 pm at 7:05 pm |
  19. coloradoDem

    I am so thankful she's not coming anywhere near me. We like to think we are sane round here lol

    June 22, 2011 07:53 pm at 7:53 pm |
  20. The Greedy Old Pigs have lost their minds!

    Run hard, crazy lady! I might even switch over to give you a primary vote, just for the comedy.

    June 22, 2011 08:14 pm at 8:14 pm |
  21. thomas

    I hope she dosn't ride a broom , and write " kill Dorothy " in the sky on her campaign tour !

    June 22, 2011 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |