GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann is scheduled to hold a book signing at the Mall of America on one of the busiest shopping days of the year.
The Barnes and Noble store at the Mall of America says Bachmann will sign her book "Core of Conviction: My Story" at the Mall of America at 8am on Nov. 25. AP obtained an advanced copy of the book and wrote about it here.
Bachmann, who is seeking the GOP nomination for president, will be signing the book at a time when shoppers are ramping up their holiday purchases.
The book signing will be a rare Minnesota appearance for the 6th District Congresswoman. She has been spending a large part of her time campaigning for president in Iowa and South Carolina. Bachmann has not said whether she intends to run for reelection if she fails to win the GOP nomination for president.
Six of the Republican presidential contenders are talking part in Saturday afternoon's candidates' forum taking place at a Des Moines church. Mitt Romney is noticeably absent. Romney declined his invitation. The Iowa Family Leader is sponsoring the event. The head of the conservative group is credited with overseeing the successful effort to vote out three Iowa Supreme Court justices in the 2010 elections over the issue of same-sex marriage.
The forum is expected to be a place where Minnesota Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will shine. Bachmann claims to be the only "true conservative" in the race. Her campaign has highlighted Mitt Romney's flip-flop on legalized abortion as well as inconsistencies in Herman Cain's position on the issue.
On the way into the forum, Kim Schenk of Swea City, IA said she had not yet made up her mind about which candidate to support. She said Bachmann might be making a mistake with her "only true conservative" claim. "I don't like it when they use words like 'only' and I don't think she's the only true conservative. No," said Schenk.
The forum is taking place from 4:00 until 6:00 pm.