Bachmann To Campaign And Fundraise With Palin — In Someone Else’s District

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April 7, 2010 7:19 a.m.

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) will be welcoming a very special guest to Minnesota today: Sarah Palin, for a rally together in Minneapolis.

The much-anticipated rally will begin at 3 p.m. ET, and will be streamed online by Bachmann’s campaign. Other guests will include Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a potential presidential candidate, as well as right-wing talk show host and Bachmann ally Sean Hannity.

The really interesting — not to mention mystifying — thing about this event is that it’s not in Bachmann’s district, which does not include any part of Minneapolis.However, the Minneapolis Convention Center is indeed a large venue, fitting for a big rally plus a high-dollar fundraiser. But the fact remains that it is within the safely Democratic district of progressive Rep. Keith Ellison.

For his part, Ellison has put out his own fundraising e-mail: “I need your help to send a strong message to Bachmann and Palin that their scare tactics are not welcome in my District. Can you help me reach 100 donors by making a contribution of $5 or more?”

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