Obama, Bachmann to speak to American Legion
President Obama will return to Minnesota at the end of August to address the national meeting of the American Legion. Obama was in Minnesota on Monday as a part of his jobs tour. Also speaking at the American Legion meeting will be Michele Bachmann, considered in the top tier of Republican presidential candidates vying to defeat Obama.
The American Legion, a 93-year old organization of wartime veterans, is hosting its National Convention in Minneapolis at the end of August. The first American Legion was held in Minneapolis as well in 1919.
President Obama announced in late July that he would be speaking at the convention of more than 10,000 veterans. And, as Minnesota Public Radio reported, Bachmann will also be attending. The two won’t share the stage, however. Obama will address the convention on Tuesday while Obama arrives on Thursday.
Minnesota’s DFLers slated to speak at the convention include Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, Gov. Mark Dayton, Reps. Tim Walz and Keith Ellison.
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi will also be on hand, as will Miss America Teresa Scanlan. Last week, Scanlan criticized a Newsweek cover of Michele Bachmann as sexist.