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Michele Bachmann to Attend Homer Glen Tea Party Rally

Tea Party favorite will attend fundraiser Monday




    Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is coming to President Barack Obama's home state. 

    The congresswoman from Minnesota is scheduled to attend a Tea Party rally at 7 p.m. Monday at DiNolfo's Banquets in southwest suburban Homer Glen. 

    The rally was organized by the Will County Tea Party Alliance and tickets will cost $20, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

    Tim Kraulidis, president of the alliance, told the newspaper the rally is part of the Tea Party's series of events called "Take Our Country Back 2012."

    Bachmann has long been a favorite of Tea Party activists. She started the Tea Party caucus in the House of Representatives and made a name for herself embracing socially conservative issues.

    After she jumped into the presidential race in June, she won a straw poll in Iowa. But in recent national polls she has not fared so well.