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Bachmann, Cain to rally Tea Party at Republican convention

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann is scheduled to join fellow former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain as a speaker at a “Unity” Tea Party rally at the Republican National Convention – an event aimed at both promoting solidarity with the party and serving notice to it that the Tea Party can't be ignored.
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How does the GOP solve a problem like the Tea Party? Invite 'em to the big bash.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is scheduled to join fellow former GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain in Tampa next month as featured draws for the “Unity” Tea Party rally at the Republican National Convention, the Star Tribune reports.

It's designed to encourage Tea Party faithful to set aside any rivalries with the GOP establishment – but also "show the Republican Party that the only way they can connect with the American people is through the Tea Party.”

Meanwhile, Washington Post celeb-and-style column The Reliable Source takes on The Hill's "50 Most Beautiful" in Washington list, which included Bachmann. Reliable Source says, Warning: The following report contains superficial and possibly sexist assessments of male and female public servants dedicated to the future of this country. For the rest of us: Whoo hoo!

WCCO visits Bachmann's district in the wake of controversial comments she made alleging that the extremist Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the U.S. government. She was roundly criticized by leaders in both parties, but she enjoys healthy support among the people she represents, WCCO finds:

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