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Michele Bachmann wishes Elvis happy birthday on death anniversary

Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a campaign stop in Spartanburg, S.C. on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2011.

August 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann had an embarrassing moment during a campaign stop in Spartanburg, S.C.

On Tuesday, the Republican candidate wished Elvis Presley a happy birthday.

"Before we get started, let's all say happy birthday to Elvis Presley today," she told a crowd of 300 people.

But it wasn't the rock 'n' roll legend's birthday. It was actually the 34th anniversary of his death.

Later Bachmann said as far as we're concerned, he's still alive in our hearts.

Bachmann has stumbled over cultural references before. In June, she kicked off her presidential campaign in Waterloo, Iowa, calling it the home of American actor John Wayne. The town was actually home for a time to serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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