COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Michele Bachman and Rick Perry have agreed to attend U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint's forum for Republican presidential hopefuls on Labor Day.
DeMint said Monday that the Minnesota congresswoman and Texas governor would be at the forum in two weeks along with U.S. Rep. Ron Paul and businessman Herman Cain. DeMint also invited former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former Govs. Sarah Palin of Alaska and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts. They will have until Wednesday to accept.Read more Perry returns to SC, raising campaign, GOP cash Bachmann: Obama will be a one term president Tim Pawlenty drops out of GOP race Huntsman criticizes Romney's Mass. job performance
The invitations for the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum were based on White House hopefuls having a 5 percent or better showing in a combination of polls tabulated by RealPolitics.com.
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