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Bachmann Bows Out ... of Illinois Visit

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Michelle Bachmann was set to thrill Illinois' Tea Party elite even more than current torch-bearer Joe Walsh.

    But now she's backed out of the visit to Will County, Illinois.

    The Frankfort Patch got the bad news.

    Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann was forced to cancel her planned fundraiser in Will County Monday because of scheduling conflicts.

    In an email to Patch, a spokesman for Bachmann's campaign said the congresswoman could not attend after all, as she will be making campaign stops in Iowa on Monday.

    "While there are efforts to find a date, this one was never confirmed by the campaign, and the schedule for that day will not allow for her to be in Chicago on Monday," Doug Sachtleben, Bachmann's deputy campaign press secretary, wrote.

    We were looking forward to any malapropisms she might have uttered.