Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman, told a South Carolina audience Tuesday that she will campaign nationally — even in Hawaii, a Democratic bastion and the birthplace of Barack Obama.

CNN reported Tuesday that Bachmann said she plans to “win decisive early victories” in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina on her way to the White House.

“She promised to follow that with a national campaign — even in the heavily Democratic state of Hawaii,” according to CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby.

“We want to win Hawaii,” Bachmann is quoted as saying. “And we think that there is a certain Hawaiian president who should go back to Hawaii!”

Bachmann, whose campaign has begun to catch fire nationally, visited Honolulu in February.

As Civil Beat reported, Bachmann told an enthusiastic audience that there was Tea Party buzz in the islands.

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