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January 18th, 2011

Bachmann Creates Plenty of Caucus Buzz in Advance of Her Iowa Visit

This Friday, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is headlining a fundraising event for Iowans for Tax Relief. Bachmann made national news when one of her staffers admitted that she was considering a run for president and was headed to Iowa.

Any trip to Iowa by a major political figure is bound to raise eyebrows, but the national media seemed quick to dismiss Bachmann as a possible presidential candidate. If she does run, the conservative Bachmann will be a major player in the caucuses, especially considering her close relationship to Iowa’s conservative icon, Congressman Steve King.

While Bachmann’s visit to Iowa is noteworthy, so too is what she is doing while in the First-In-The-Nation state. Some of the GOP’s biggest names have headlined events for Iowans for Tax Relief in the past year. Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie have all used the stage that Iowans for Tax Relief provides to reach out to Iowans.

Only time will tell if Bachmann actually pulls the trigger and actually runs for president. However, knowing that she is headlining a high profile event, doing interviews with Jan Mickelson and Steve Deace, and reaching out to some high profile political opinion makers while in the state, indicates that she is doing more than flirting with a presidential run.

Tickets are still available for the Iowans for Tax Relief event featuring Bachmann. The event details are as follows.

Friday, January 21st
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Marriott Downtown
700 Grand Ave
Des Moines, Iowa

Contribution levels: $1000 – Host, $250 – Watchdog, or $25 per person or $40 per couple. To RSVP call 866-218-4124, or click here. Iowans for Tax Relief’s mission is to educate Iowans on tax and spending issues both in the state and around the country.

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Craig Robinson
Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country. Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses. A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states. Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site, Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing. Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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