Michele Bachmann makes campaign stop in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC (AP/WCSC) - Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann once again in the Lowcountry at Patriot's Point in Mount Pleasant Friday afternoon.

The congresswoman has been playing up her background as a tax lawyer to say she's got what it takes to fix the nation's budget and economy.

"My career has been focused on the economy and on jobs. I am a federal tax lawyer," said Bachmann."I worked for years in the U.S. Federal tax court seeing how devastating high taxes are on job creation on farmers on families on individuals. I understand the economy."

The event wraps up Bachmann's three-day bus tour here in the state.

Earlier in the week, Bachmann played the Elvis tune "Promised Land" on Tuesday at a restaurant in Spartanburg, and told the crowd of 300 that she wanted to say happy birthday to the King of Rock and Roll.

But August 16th is the anniversary of Elvis' death, in 1977, and someone in the crowd shouted back, "He died today!" Bachmann didn't respond and launched into her speech.

An Elvis impersonator said that he would be showing up at the Patriot's Point event to clear up the birthday error, but he never showed.

Bachmann held rallies in Columbia and Florence on Thursday. The stops are part of a bus tour the Minnesota Republican launched Tuesday with stops in Spartanburg and Greenville.

Bachmann is trying to build support in key early primary South Carolina after winning an early test of her campaign organization in an Iowa straw poll last weekend. She's not alone in campaigning in South Carolina this week. Texas Gov. Rick Perry will campaign here Friday and Saturday.

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