Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will be embarking on a political trip
outside her home state of Minnesota, appearing at a February rally with the North Dakota Republican Party.
The February 12 rally, kicking off the state party's congressional campaigns this year -- they are heavily favored to pick up the open Senate seat of retiring Democratic Sen. Byron Dorgan -- and the party is praising Bachmann for her "unwavering, conservative voice and common sense approaches."
"Now, more than ever, Washington needs to be reminded that the government answers to the people, not the other way around," Bachmann said in a statement. "I'm proud to stand alongside North Dakotans, who understand this fundamental principle."