Dems target Bachmann on eve of national conservative conference
Democrats took aim at U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann just hours before she dips her toe into presidential waters among Republican activists.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee today launched a website targeting the 6th District Congresswoman's efforts to create jobs under new GOP rule in the U.S. House. Woodbury is in Bachmann's 6th District.
"House Republicans like Rep. Michele Bachmann said their campaign was about creating jobs, but in the first 30 days it's clear that everything from social issues to special interests has come first," Jesse Ferguson, of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, said in a news release promoting the group's website, www.whenarethejobs.com.
The website announcement comes one day before Bachmann was scheduled to speak at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C.
The three-day event is being considered an opportunity for high-profile Republicans considering presidential bids to make their impressions on party loyalists. Bachmann in recent weeks has said she would not rule out a 2012 presidential run.
Other GOP heavyweights slated to appear at the conference include former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.