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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,

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.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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