Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to speak at 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner

File Photo: Congressman
Bob Latta

Potential presidential contender Congresswoman Michele Bachmann will be the featured speaker at
Congressman Bob Latta’s 2011 Lincoln Day Dinner.
The event is scheduled for May 20 at 7 p.m. at Sauder Village, Founder’s Hall located at 22611 Ohio 2,
Archbold.
Bachmann is a third term Republican from Minnesota’s 6th District. She is the first Republican woman to
be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota.
She currently sits on the House Financial Services Committee and chairs the Tea Party Caucus.
Tickets are $25 per person and are now available on a first-come, first-served basis. Wood County
residents may purchase tickets by contacting Republican Party Chairperson John Miller at
[email protected]
Bachmann is a controversial congresswoman, known for her strong Tea Party views. Earlier this week she
said President Barack Obama has failed to demonstrate a vital U.S. national security interest for going
into Libya.
"I would not have gone in" to the strife-torn North African country where strongman Moammar
Gadhafi is fighting to cling to power against a resistance force, according to the Associated Press.
Bachmann told NBC’s "Today" show she doesn’t support intervening regularly in humanitarian
crises.
She said the "Obama doctrine" would provide a rationale for the United States "to enter
into one country after another." Bachmann says she’s against giving military assistance to the
rebels fighting Gadhafi, saying she fears there are al Qaida elements among their numbers.
Bachmann has also been in the news lately when she spoke at a GOP fundraiser in New Hampshire, according
to the Associated Press. She told a group of students and conservative activists in Manchester,
"You’re the state where the shot was heard around the world in Lexington and Concord."
But those first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired in Massachusetts, not New Hampshire.
"So I misplaced the battles Concord and Lexington by saying they were in New Hampshire,"
Bachmann posted on her Facebook page later. "It was my mistake, Massachusetts is where they
happened. New Hampshire is where they are still proud of it!"