Bachmann, wearing a sleeveless yellow sundress, was joined on stage by her husband Marcus, who was wearing a black suit and matching yellow tie. The Flight Deck, owned by a Republican city councilman from Lexington, is a regular stop on the presidential campaign trail for GOP candidates.
During her remarks, Bachmann associated herself with the “three-legged stool” of conservatism — saying she was in line with GOP and tea party voters on fiscal, social and national security issues. She hit Obama on the economy, the health care law, Israel and the federal policy outlawing certain light bulbs, among other subjects.
“When Michele Bachmann is in the White House, we’re going to be banning teleprompters,” the Congresswoman said, repeating a dig Republicans usually direct at Obama.
Terri Henderson, 6, center, whose mother is El Salvador, attends a rally with members of Congress at Union Station's Columbus Circle to announce the Restore Opportunity, Strengthen, and Improve the Economy (ROSIE) Act on July 29, 2014. The legislation provides incentives for government contractors to pay a living wage and other benefits that would help low-income workers.