Bachmann only potential pres. candidate thus far slated to speak at tea party nominating convention in Kansas City
Rep. Michele Bachmann is the first potential presidential candidate to confirm that she will speak at Freedom Jamboree, a tea party “nominating convention for the offices of President and Vice President” to be held in Kansas City in September. The convention has already drawn a motley crew of personalities, including Minnesota’s own Bradlee Dean of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide International ministries.
Freedom Jamboree announced on Monday that Bachmann would be speaking at the event and she will join other notables such as Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and author of Arizona’s controversial SB 1070.
Bachmann is the only presidential candidate to confirm. Others who have been invited include Tim Pawlenty, Sarah Palin, Herman Cain and Ron Paul.
Bachmann will share the stage with Bradlee Dean of You Can Run But You Cannot Hide, a religious group from her district that advocates the incarceration of gays and lesbians and once described Muslim countries that execute gays as “more moral” than American Christians. Also on hand will be prominent “birther” Joseph Farah of WorldNetDaily, movement conservative David Horowitz, anti-Islam activist Joe Kaufman, and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi.
It won’t be the first time that Bachmann has shared the stage with Bradlee Dean. In 2009, she headlined a fundraiser for the group and prayed for their ministry.