Two of Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann's Democratic colleagues are rallying with union members as Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin arrives to help Bachmann on Wednesday.
Reps. Keith Ellison and Betty McCollum are appearing in the state Capitol rotunda for a demonstration organized by the Minnesota AFL-CIO. Event organizers are calling on state leaders to raise taxes on the wealthy to help solve the state's budget problems.
The union event happens a couple of hours before Palin and Bachmann are slated to lead a rally together at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Palin is also attending a private fundraiser for Bachmann, who is seeking a third term in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District.
Ellison and McCollum represent districts that border on Bachmann's district.
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