Michelle Bachmann in NC for fundraisers


"You need to recruit every seat from soil and water supervisor, to local county chair, to school board, to state assembly, to state Senate," Bachmann told the crowd in Pinehurst Thursday evening.

It was a Tea Party call to arms.

"Every four years about this time, a lot of Conservatives get told it's ok," she added. "We will take it from here. Don't listen to that anymore. Our strong voice as a Republican Party has to be this year about unity."

Bachmann spoke to a crowd of about 200 Republicans, who paid $75 a plate for dinner. The Minnesota congresswoman vowed to repeal President Barack Obama's health care plan and balance the federal budget, which brought cheers and applause.

"I think she spoke to what the people really wanted to hear," Republican Jerry Montgomery said.

Bachman started the day in Charlotte with a fundraiser and speech at a chamber of commerce event.

She then traveled to Moore County to raise money for the local party and herself.

Thursday night's dinner in Pinehurst was a fundraiser for the local GOP party. Friday Bachmann has a golf match that is a fundraiser for her campaign.

National polls show Bachmann behind front runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney in fundraising and popularity. Some wonder if she will have the support and money to overcome those deficits.

Bachmann says she's not ready to throw in the towel.

"We are increasing support and financial support," Bachmann said. "We are very happy where we are."

However, not everyone is ready to endorse her taste in politics. Many at the fundraiser said they would like to see Bachmann in the White House but say party unity is their top choice.

"We will unite behind the party," she added. "I'm sure, I'm sure."

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