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Bachmann left off stage at GOP convention

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is among the House's top fundraisers and continues to draw national attention, but her fans won’t hear or see her speak on national television during the Republican National Convention set to start Aug. 27 in Tampa — at least not from the convention floor podium. She is not among 22 "headliners" at the convention.
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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., a contender for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination and a tea party favorite, is not among the 22 Republican “headliners” selected so far to address the Republican National Convention in support of the Mitt Romney-Paul Ryan ticket, the St. Cloud Times notes.

Instead, the outspoken lawmaker from Stillwater will lend her conservative voice at off-site events. That includes the Unity Rally 2012 she and Atlanta businessman Herman Cain, another one-time presidential contender, are expected to participate in on the eve of the convention. The event is being held at a church outside of town.

Bachmann continues to enjoy solid support in her district and she is among the top five campaign cash fundraisers in the U.S. House (trivia: so is Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., Mitt Romney's new running mate).

In other news, Bachmann is the second-wealthiest of Minnesota's 10 lawmakers in Congress, the Associated Press reports.

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