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Michele Bachmann: 'Marin County Could Go Red'


Michele Bachmann, the crusading Minnesota Congresswoman who hopes to ride her Tea Party credentials to the Republican nomination for president, came to Marin County Thursday for a $100-a-plate fundraiser.

"Marin County could go red, you guys," Bachmann told members of the Tea Party group, the Bay Area Patriots, according to the Bay Area News Group.

"Here in Marin County, do not lose hope, because I truly believe this will be a wave election," Bachmann said, urging the crowd to recruit conservative candidates for local office. 

According to Doug Sovern of KCBS radio, Bachmann also used her appearance at a private home in San Rafael's Peacock Gap neighborhood to rip President Obama for the "Solyndra fiasco."

Solyndra, a Fremont-based solar panel manufacturer, laid off virtually all of its 1,100 workers last month and declared bankruptcy on Sept. 6, despite a $535 million federal loan guarantee provided through the Obama Administration's stimulus program.

The FBI has since raided the company's offices. In Washington, a House subcomittee is holding hearings into whether high ranking Obama administration officials improperly intervened to help the company secure the loan guarantee.

“If this any indication of how stimulus money is used, we need to reject the further stimulus that the president is proposing now in his next jobs program,” Bachmann said, according to KCBS.

The fundraiser was sponsored by a Tea Party group.

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