Rep. Michele Bachmann’s meteoric rise to front-runner status in the Republican presidential hunt will not take her to the Presidency 5 Straw Poll event in Florida in September. Though Bachmann will participate in a Fox News debate just days earlier, the decision to skip the Sunshine State’s straw poll has Floridians scratching their heads.

Florida-based media consultant Rick Wilson told The Daily Caller, “If you’re ready for prime-time, you’ll be at Presidency 5. If not, well, good luck with that whole regional campaign thing.”