Bachmann headed back to Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann won the Iowa GOP’s Straw Poll on August 13, appeared at an event in Waterloo on Sunday the 14th and left the state to campaign elsewhere.  She’s spent a good deal of time in Florida this week, but plans to return to Iowa on Wednesday for a Tea Party rally.  News release below:

The Tea Party Express (, is pleased to announce a leading presidential candidate will join the tour this week to address the tea party audience. Michele Bachmann, who has attended rallies on previous Tea Party Express tours, will speak at the event in Des Moines, IA on Wednesday 8/31.

One of four Iowa stops along the tour, the rally will take place at the Des Moines Water Works located at 2201 George Flagg Parkway, from 5pm-7pm.
The Tea Party Express launched their “Reclaiming America” national tour last weekend in California, and is rolling across the country holding conservative rallies in 30 cities. The grand finale is the Tea Party Debate hosted by CNN and Tea Party Express on September 12th.

With a focus on the race for the White House, the grassroots group has offered an open invitation to candidates wishing to attend tea party rallies and ask for support from the audience of engaged tea party activists. 

Further details will be released in the coming days on the numerous candidates for president that are coordinating their schedules to join Tea Party Express events across the country. 

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