At a luncheon hosted by womenwinning, a group that helps female candidates who support abortion rights get elected to office in Minnesota, Democratic Rep. Betty McCollum's fundraising pitch was straight forward:
Give money to keep lawmakers like GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann at bay.
Bachmann's agenda "is to take away our rights," McCollum said, "and she's going to do it with a big smile on her face."
"So for women who care about reproductive freedom, for women who care about keeping Social Security strong so our elder sisters can retire with dignity, for the next generation of women to be able to know that Medicare will be solvent to keep women healthy and living longer, the answer is not blowing in the wind in Iowa with Michele," McCollum said.
Bachmann formally announced her campaign for president yesterday in Iowa.