U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, recommitting herself to district work as she tamps down a national Tea Party image, will appear at the state Capitol in St. Paul Monday to support several Minnesota road projects.
The Minnesota Republican will headline a press conference highlighting the need to expand Interstate 94 and upgrade Highway 10, both projects in her district.
The announcement follows the release of a video this week marking the anniversary of federal legislation green-lighting the planned St. Croix River bridge, a bipartisan effort that represented one of her singular policy successes in Congress.
Bachmann’s office said she will be joined Monday by other state and local officials and business owners.
Democrats in Washington, emboldened by DFL businessman Jim Graves’ near upset victory over Bachmann in November, have signaled their desire to focus on her race in 2014.
Star Tribune Recommends
More From Hot Dish Politics
Minnesota state budget is settled, but Dayton extends political battle with lawmakers -- with likely legal consequences.
The Star Tribune's morning political newsletter
As President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey continues to rock the Capitol, Sen. Amy Klobuchar anticipates the Senate Judiciary Committee will play an important role in the aftermath.
Rep. Erik Paulsen called for an independent investigation into Russia's interference in the presidential election following President Trump's firing of FBI Director James Comey, going further than many GOP lawmakers in the aftermath of a move that has roiled the Capitol over the last day.
The attack ads are already starting against House Republicans who approved the controversial healthcare overhaul last week.