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Michele Bachmann Chick-Fil-A Visit: GOP Rep Shows Support For Company Amid Controversy

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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., in an interview with The Associated Press Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012, in St. Paul, Minn. , said she will run for reelection in the Sixth Congressional District that she currently holds after learning that she was moved into a new congressional district by redistricting which was announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) | AP

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) showed her support for Chick-fil-A Wednesday when she tweeted a photo of her visiting the restaurant.

"Have you gone today?" Bachmann asked her followers on what became an unofficial "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."


Michele Bachmann
Ordering up some delicious Have you gone today?

The surge of support for the fast-food chain came after Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy said the Atlanta-based company was "guilty as charged" for backing "the biblical definition of a family." As gay rights groups launched boycotts against the company, prominent conservative figures like former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin began showing their support by visiting the restaurant.

But conservatives weren't the only ones taking sides. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tweeted about her opposition to the restaurant, and West Hollywood bar The Abbey introduced a "Chick-for-Gay" sandwich as a protest against the chain.

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