Bachmann to raise money on the golf course in Pinehurst
September 20th, 2011
02:42 PM ET
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Bachmann to raise money on the golf course in Pinehurst

Washington (CNN) - Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann will visit the golf mecca of Pinehurst, North Carolina later this month to raise money for her Republican presidential campaign.

"You are cordially invited to enjoy breakfast and a round of golf with Michele Bachmann, candidate for President of the United States," reads an invitation sent to Bachmann supporters in North Carolina Tuesday and obtained by CNN.

Bachmann is scheduled to "speak and mingle with donors" before visiting with supporters hitting the links on the Dogwood Course at the Country Club of North Carolina on Sept. 30, according to the invitation.

That's the final day of the third quarter fundraising period for the Republican presidential candidates.

Donors contributing $1,000 or higher to Bachmann's campaign get access to the golf course and a breakfast reception, along with special "recognition" from the candidate.

Other supporters are asked to give $500 or $150.

Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart said in an email that the Minnesota Congresswoman does not play golf but "will be there to visit with golfers."

Bachmann also raised money in nearby Charlotte in August.

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Filed under: Michele Bachmann • North Carolina
soundoff (24 Responses)
  1. Julia

    She can also visit the golf course in Pinehurst, Ideeeeho, she would be so welcome by all the northern red necks that live there. I hope she raises lots of money, ya know she does need a brain transplant.

    September 20, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  2. Sequoia

    Anybody who would give this dingbat money is even more idiotic than she is.

    September 20, 2011 03:04 pm at 3:04 pm |
  3. mjmullinii

    Man...that's sad. All the President's having to do to out raise all the GOP candidates put together is the President. 🙂

    September 20, 2011 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. ART

    She is not a doctor but she plays one on the campaign trail

    September 20, 2011 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  5. thomas

    I hope Michelle Bachmann invites John Boehner , then takes his cigarettes, liquor, tanning salon pass, and his golf clubs and tells him he can't have 'em back until he votes in favor of the JOBS BILL !

    Praise the Lord and Michelle Bachmann. She saved America by giving us the FREEDOM to chose whatever light bulb we want to use,
    Jul 12, 2011 – The Republicans in Congress are attempting to repeal a part of the 2007 Energy Act which phases in more energy efficient light bulbs.


    September 20, 2011 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  6. AntiFringe

    Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart said in an email that the Minnesota Congresswoman does not play golf but "will be there to visit with golfers."

    Now that's funny.

    September 20, 2011 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  7. Mindie from India

    so in order to get 'special recognition' from this clown, you have to give her money ? Catering to the rich or just a pro? You decide. In either case, she won't get the nomination. Obama will definitely win a 2nd term – these "obstructionists' are playing right into Obama's hands and the America people see what the GOP stands for – the Rich, the Richer and the corporate. Nothing for the struggling American...of course she's GOP.

    September 20, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  8. MTATL67

    Her candidancy is pretty much over. The HPV comment why, oh why would you repeat something that a stranger said to in a greetting line as if it were the gossiple truth. A true sine of poor leadership skills. That is just as bad as Rep. Don Young making up statiscal number on the house floor.

    September 20, 2011 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  9. Lolo

    See how the republicans do. She is raising money from the rich golf players while promising not to raise their taxes if they elect her.
    Such Hypocrits. They will throw that money around to keep the lies, fear and hate going.

    September 20, 2011 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  10. sortakinda

    Ms. Bachmann asks a question on the first tee: "Why are the golf balls round? When I'm President, they'll be any shape you want. I think these ones we're using now are round because of some intrusive Obama administration regulations. Most likely from the EPA."

    September 20, 2011 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  11. SaintM

    When she arrives, give her a golf club but don't tell her what end to hit the ball with......Photo opportunity–I'm just saying.

    Are golf courses the new "it" place or Repugs to raise money in. Hope the wind is blowing hard so all that cash will be blown into the tent of the Democratic fund raising pool party a few doors down.

    September 20, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  12. DVoice12

    Too bad all this money is lost to the Wicked Witch fo the East.

    This witch wants to repeal the Sabarnes Oaxley Act, that's how crazy and evil she is!!!!

    September 20, 2011 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. Drogo, who bit the dust

    She needs more money to buy those fool long hot dogs!

    September 20, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  14. sortakinda

    Ms. Bachmann: "I'm going to have use my husband's putter. Most women don't have one of their own."

    September 20, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  15. sortakinda

    I think Ms. Bachmann "visited with golfers" before. A few backswings konked her on the back of the head.

    September 20, 2011 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  16. sortakinda

    Special recognition from the candidate: "You're a golfer, aren't you?"

    September 20, 2011 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    If she would stand on the green, I may contribute just to take a chip shot at her.

    September 20, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  18. Jake

    so far she has been vetted for NOT being a golfer, a scientist or a doctor.

    September 20, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  19. CaliforniaBC

    Oh yeah and Bachmann and others call Obama elitist. LOL!!

    September 20, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  20. Sniffit

    "Bachmann to raise money on the golf course in Pinehurst"

    Who is she caddying for?

    September 20, 2011 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  21. diridi

    I can eat nice breakfast in McDonald's with three dollars, and nice in IHOP with 4 dollars...who needs her...?????

    September 20, 2011 04:08 pm at 4:08 pm |
  22. A vote for Bachmann is indeed historic, it will put the First gay male in the WH!

    Will she be doing pole dances on the golf flags?

    September 20, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  23. The Real Tom Paine

    I'm sorry, but she looks like the Nazi spy in " Raiders of the Lost Ark" right before he melted.

    September 20, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  24. NC

    Well Bless her heart. I have lived here my entire life of 61 years and never been to Pinehurst. Neither has any other average person in our state, unless we were working there.

    September 20, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |