Bachmann heading back to Iowa to open campaign HQ
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republican Michele Bachmann will spend her third consecutive weekend in Iowa during a three-day swing that includes the opening of her presidential campaign headquarters there.
The Minnesota congresswoman has events scheduled in the Des Moines area and also plans to make her way to far western Iowa. The trip includes a ceremonial opening Saturday of her Iowa headquarters in the Des Moines suburb of Urbandale. Later, she’ll attend an Iowa Barnstormers football game, a team part owned by the state GOP chairman.
Bachmann is seen as a top contender in the state that holds the first stage of the White House nominating contest. She spent part of the last weekend of June in Waterloo for her campaign launch and returned for a bus tour over the Fourth of July weekend.