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Rep. Michele Bachmann to speak in Wednesday convocation

September 26, 2011 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University will host Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, a Republican nominee for the 2012 presidential election, at Wednesday’s convocation.

In 2006, Bachmann became the first Republican woman to be elected to represent Minnesota in the U.S. House of Representatives. She established the Tea Party Caucus in July 2010.

Bachmann announced her run for president on June 13.

On her campaign website, she describes herself as “a leading advocate for tax reform, a staunch opponent of wasteful government spending, and a strong proponent of adherence to the Constitution, as intended by the Founding Fathers.”

Bachmann is the second candidate in the 2012 presidential election to speak at Liberty. Texas Gov. Rick Perry spoke on Sept. 14.