Published: Dec 01, 2011 1:41 PM EST
Updated: Dec 01, 2011 2:49 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Michelle Bachmann is bringing her presidential campaign to Florida.
 
The Minnesota Republican plans to meet with reporters in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday evening before holding a private fundraiser in Boca Raton.
 
Bachmann rocketed in voter polls earlier this year, but has since retreated. She caused a stir in a previous visit to Florida by suggesting more oil drilling should be considered in the Everglades.