Bachmann Cementing Status As National Conservative Icon

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December 29, 2009 5:52 a.m.

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) celebrity status as a national conservative icon is just getting bigger, with the Congresswoman set to travel to Ohio in February, where she will speak to the Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Republican Party.

Hamilton County GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou told the Star Tribune that he personally invited Bachmann because of her new rising stature, and because the county has an active Tea Party movement.

“For me, it’s about looking to the future,” said Triantafilou. “And we could look back and have some … of the grand poobahs of the party showing up or we can have somebody that is emerging onto the national scene. And that’s why we thought she would be exciting.”

Bachmann may only be a second-term Congresswoman in the minority party, but make no mistake — she’s a huge hit among the grassroots right nationwide.

This is not Bachmann’s first venture outside of Minnesota or the D.C. area. As the Minnesota Independent points out, it was at an event in Colorado this past August that Bachmann called upon conservative activists to “slit our wrists” and become blood brothers, in a pact to stop the Democrats’ health care proposals.

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