Who Paid For Michele Bachmann's SC Town Hall -- 1200 Miles From Her District?

Why on earth is Michele Bachmann holding a town hall meeting 1200 miles away from her district -- and who paid for it? Did this come out of campaign funds, or her congressional budget?

Michele Bachmann, the congressional representative of Minnesota's sixth district, will be holding a "town hall meeting" at DiGiorgio Campus Center at Winthrop University in Rock Hill on June 29. Nevermind that Winthrop University is roughly 1200 miles away from her district; she's running for PRESIDENT. Keep in mind that this is not a "meet and greet" or "backyard chat" as her other SC stops are titled, but a "Town Hall Meeting," where representatives in Congress are giving their ear to citizen concerns about policy. Why in the world is she having such a meeting in Rock Hill, SC, 1200 miles from Washington, Minnesota, where not a single person is expected to have any vested interest in the actions of congress as they effect the sixth district in Minnesota?

She'd have to be a real moron to pay for this with anything but campaign cash, so I'll assume she's trying to have it both ways: She wants to hold campaign rallies with a thin veneer of official function.


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