Bachmann Announces Presidential Bid
On stage with six other Republican presidential hopefuls at a debate in New Hampshire, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., on Monday announced she has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to create a presidential campaign committee.
The decision by the 55-year-old tea party favorite gives the Republican field an outspoken, attractive female contender with an enthusiastic band of conservative followers – a role that once appeared to be destined for the GOP’s 2008 vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin.
While Palin has remained noncommittal about a presidential race, Bachmann’s embrace of the tea party movement vaulted her to national prominence
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