ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Each of Iowa’s 99 counties is likely to hear from Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann by the end of December.

Bachmann’s campaign said Monday that she plans to spend 10 days crisscrossing the state and will begin Friday in northwest Iowa. With a break for Christmas, Bachmann’s bus tour is expected to stop in every Iowa county by Dec. 28.

The Minnesota congresswoman is hoping to pull off a surprise win in the first caucus state.

Bachmann won a nonbinding Iowa GOP straw poll in August but her standing has slipped since then. Polls show former House speaker Newt Gingrich leading his rivals in the state.

Iowa opens the GOP nominating push with its precinct caucuses in about three weeks, on Jan. 3.

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Comments (7)
  1. Crazy Joe says:

    WHY? WHAT FOR? Does she like the smell of corn or something fork her she’s done.

  2. maxey says:

    I wonder if there is any procedure by which a county can opt out. If so, the headline would read: Bachmann Plans Dec. Push in Wright County.

  3. albert says:

    Doesn’t this person have a job already? Does she actually do anything for the people who employ her? What, exactly, have the victims . . .um . . . residents of her district received for having voted her into office? Does anyone realize that her absence record from voting in the House is the highest of current reps?

    Oh, right. Her district doesn’t think.

  4. Splat says:

    She has a job – Correct
    She has never done her job – Correct
    Does she walk on ramps at night – ?
    Where oh where is Amy Senser when she IS needed – ?

  5. frozenrunner says:

    The only way she is going to rejuvinate her campaign is to do well in Iowa. Whatever will CCO do without the constant supply of material when she withdraws?

  6. G Dog says:

    After she gets done with the 99 in Iowa, maybe she could find some time for a couple of counties she is supposed to represent in Congress.

  7. Murph says:

    Yeah,she will be trying to sell her book! Soon the three people who bought one,will be asked to do a book review.I know Marcus will give her a good mark.The other two? Rick Perry can’t read or write much less speak coherantly.And, Newt claims women no longer excite him. So yep the fork is in and it is the tongue that she speaks with. The axe blade nails on her fingers look pretty good tho!

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