Bachmann to attend President Obama’s jobs speech

WASHINGTON – Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann will be in the audience tomorrow night, listening to the man she hopes to replace in the White House.

Bachmann spokeswoman Becky Rogness confirmed that the Stillwater Congresswoman would be returning to Washington from the campaign trail for President Obama’s speech to a joint session of Congress on the urgent need to reduce unemployment.

It’s a rare appearance in Washington for Bachmann. Since declaring her candidacy in mid-June, she’s missed close to 50 percent of the roll call votes in the U.S. House. By way of comparison, fellow Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), who’s also running for the GOP presidential nomination, missed less than 4 percent of the roll call votes in the House during the same period.

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