Bachmann will do a Dole

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann may address supporters at events in Sioux City, Sioux Center and Arnolds Park tomorrow — by phone.  It’s the kind of campaigning Kansas Senator Bob Dole did in Iowa in 1995, as he sought the GOP’s 1996 presidential nomination.  Dole, who was the Senate’s Republican leader back then, was stuck in D.C., in budget talks with President Clinton and Newt Gingrich that eventually led to a government shut-down.

Due to the ongoing debt debate in D.C., Kentucky Senator Rand Paul had already cancelled a weekend campaign swing through Iowa on his father’s behalf.  Here’s tonight’s announcement from Bachmann’s campaign:

Washington, D.C. – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann announced tonight that, schedule permitting, she will call in to her Saturday (July 30) campaign events in Iowa in order for her to be in Washington D.C. to present her opposition to Senator Reid’s efforts to raise the debt ceiling. Bachmann for President Chairman, State Senator Kent Sorenson will host the campaign events in Bachmann’s absence.

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O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.