Democratic National Convention 2012: Department Of Homeland Security Begins Preparations

08/19/2011 01:58 pm ET | Updated Oct 19, 2011

With the first in the South primary next door in South Carolina, it was inevitable that Michele Bachmann would head this way after her first-place finish in the Iowa straw poll of Republican hopefuls. She scheduled a fund-raiser this week in Charlotte and (along with Rick Perry, who announced his presidential bid in Charleston) planned appearances in South Carolina.

But preparations for the DNC 2012 in Charlotte didn’t stop.

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