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What do Florida Republicans think of Michele Bachmann?

In June, Crowley Political Report noted Michele Bachmann's entry into the Republican presidential primary with this thought: Michele Bachmann could be a huge pain for other Republican candidates in Florida's 2012 presidential primary.

 That premise will be test this weekend when the Minnesota congresswoman campaigns in Jacksonville Beach, Poinciana, Lutz, Orlando and Sarasota.

Bachmann begins her Florida swing Friday at Angie's Sub Shop in Jacksonville Beach. On Saturday, she will have an invitation only gathering at the Poinciana Town Hall. That evening she goes to Orlando to speak at an awards dinner of the Florida Family Policy Council.

On Sunday, Bachmann will attend services at Idlewild Baptist Church in Lutz which is north of Tampa. After that, she will attend a rally hosted by the Sarasota County Republican Party.

This is Bachmann's first major campaign swing through Florida. It suggests that she is going to try to win next year's Florida presidential primary. As we said in June, if she can raise the money, Bachmann may find exactly the voters she needs in the Sunshine State to make her a serious contender for the nomination.

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Finally, someone who got the Poinciana correct. However, why would a candidate have invitation only? Oh I know, this is a gated community where the rich thrive. Maybe buying votes again? How about a real president not afraid to talk to anyone - Tom Bruzzesi.

Darhlene Zeanwick

Correction on Bachmann's visit to Poinciana. She will not be visiting Poinciana but will be having a ‘town hall’ meeting in Solivita Ballroom, Saturday, Sept 27 at 10:00AM. The event will be open to Solivita residents only and NOT TO POINCIANA RESIDENTS. Solivita is a gated community within Poinciana. 83,000 people live outside the gates of Solivita.

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