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May 27, 2011


How Not to Campaign in Iowa

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) has come under fire from Iowa Republicans after canceling an appearance with Polk County Republicans to stay in Washington for a vote on extending the Patriot Act, opting to appear on "choppy and blurry Skype-style video," according to the Iowa Republican.

"Over 300 Republicans paid $75 per ticket to meet and listen to Bachmann. Media from around the country, and even as far away as Norway, descended on Des Moines to cover the event. Extra security was arranged. Speculation rose that she might announce a bid for the presidency at the event. Bachmann squashed that rumor the day before. Then, two hours before the event was scheduled to start, she informed Polk County GOP officials she would not be able to attend."












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