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April 3rd, 2010

Congresswoman Bachmann to Headline King Funderaiser Next Saturday

Congressman Steve King announced his colleague in the U.S. House of Representatives, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, will be the keynote speaker at his third annual Defenders of Freedom event this coming Saturday.

“I am honored to have Michele come to western Iowa to share her brand of conservative leadership with us,” King said. “Together Michele and I have led the charge in the U.S. House to fight the Obama/Pelosi/Reid health care nightmare. It was her idea that sparked our ‘Declaration of Health Care Independence’ and am proud to call her a friend, ally in the conservative cause, and fellow warrior in the culture war.”

Defenders of Freedom will be held at the The Bluff’s Area Family Center, 903 Topaz Drive, Sergeant Bluff. Doors will open at 5:00 pm on April 10 with the program to being at 5:30 pm. The event includes a banquet, awards presentations, and speeches by Bachmann and King.

Bachmann made her respect for King clear by telling the Sioux City Journal’s political reporter she would support King for president. “Steve King is mentioned as a potential nominee. I have a very high opinion of Steve King and his ability, so I would encourage him to consider any position for higher office,” Bachmann said.

Elected in 2006, Bachmann is the first Republican woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives from Minnesota. Prior to serving in the U.S. Congress, Bachmann served in the Minnesota State Senate. She also spent five years as a federal tax litigation attorney, working on hundreds of civil and criminal cases. That experience solidified Bachmann’s strong support for efforts to simplify the Tax Code and reduce tax burdens on family and small business budgets.

Bachmann is a graduate of Anoka High School and Winona State University. After earning her law degree, she went on to the College of William and Mary to get an LLM in tax law. Bachmann and her husband, Marcus, live in Stillwater where they own a small business mental health care practice that employs 42 people. The Bachmanns have five children: Lucas, Harrison, Elisa, Caroline, and Sophia. In addition, the Bachmanns have opened their home to 23 foster children.

“I encourage everyone interested in hearing one of our nation’s leading conservative voices to attend my Defenders of Freedom event,” King said. Tickets and information are available by calling (888) 722-4704 or email jason@campaign-headquarters.com.

Congressman Steve King was elected to Congress in 2002 and was re-elected three times. He serves on the House Agriculture, Small Business, and Judiciary committees. Prior to being elected to Congress, King served in the Iowa Senate and founded King Construction, an earth-moving contracting business now owned by his son.

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