Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is speaking this Memorial Day at a joint county GOP picnic in Dover, N.H. Bachmann arrived in the Granite State Sunday evening and met privately with a relatively small group of Republicans at a home in Dover which is northeast of Manchester.
Jerry DeLemus, the head of the Granite State Patriots Liberty Political Action Committee was at the Sunday evening gathering. DeLemus told MPR News Bachmann did an "awesome job" answering questions from the group. He said Bachmann talked about her commitment to repeal the Democratic-led health care overhaul and promoted a flat-tax. DeLemus's PAC will eventually endorse one or more candidates.
Following her appearance at the GOP picnic, DeLemus said Bachmann will hold another private meeting. He said he's "quit convinced" Bachmann will run for president. Late last week Bachmann told reporters she will announce her decision sometime next month from her birthplace, Waterloo, Iowa.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is also out campaigning today. Pawlenty is back in Iowa a week after formally declaring his candidacy in Des Moines. Pawlenty has three public events on his schedule; a pancake breakfast in Waukee, an afternoon "meet and greet" in Boone and a cookout in Fort Dodge.