President plans Twin Cities visit, sources say

  • Article by: KEVIN DIAZ , Star Tribune
  • Updated: August 7, 2006 - 10:02 PM

WASHINGTON - President Bush is scheduled to visit the Twin Cities on Aug. 22 to give a speech and raise money for state Sen. Michele Bachmann, who is running for Congress in the Sixth District, according to two Minnesota Republican sources.

The White House did not confirm the visit, which would be Bush's second to the state this year, after a tour of a 3M lab in February.

According to one of the sources, Bush is scheduled to give a policy address at a hospital in Burnsville.

The sources declined to speak on the record because the president's schedule is not normally publicized more than a week in advance.

Bachmann's campaign would not confirm or deny that a visit was being planned.

Bush's visit follows closely on that of top presidential adviser Karl Rove, who was in the Twin Cities last month to help raise money for Bachmann and U.S. Rep. Mark Kennedy, the Republican candidate for Senate. Bush was at a fundraiser for Kennedy in December 2005.

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