COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Alex Limon says he came to a Michele Bachmann rally here for one reason: To ask the Republican presidential candidate what she intends to do about school-bullying in her congressional district that reportedly targets gays.
He got to ask his question, but he didn't get a lengthy answer.
"That's not a federal issue," Bachmann said, before moving on to the shake the hand of the next person waiting to speak to her.
Limon's question grew out of a recent New York Times report about a Minnesota school system that's largely located in Bachmann's district that's become a flashpoint for a controversy about how to discuss homosexuality with students.
The paper reported that there have been a spate of suicides in the school district and that the Justice Department is investigating anti-gay bullying in the system.
Bachmann co-owns a clinic with her husband, Marcus, that engages in therapy seeking to "convert" patients from homosexuality.