Bachmann files papers to enter White House race

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:33pm EDT

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Faith & Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing in Washington June 3, 2011. REUTERS/Molly Riley

Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks at the Faith & Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing in Washington June 3, 2011.

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MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Representative Michele Bachmann said on Monday she has filed the paperwork to formally enter the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.

Bachmann announced the move during the first major debate of Republican presidential contenders, which was held in New Hampshire, which holds an important early contest on the road to the nomination.

"I filed today my paperwork to seek the presidency of the United States," she said in the early going of the encounter with six other presidential contenders.

Bachmann, a fiery conservative congresswoman from Minnesota, has earned a following with cable news shows and Tea Party activists with her outspoken condemnations of Democratic President Barack Obama and Washington insiders.

(Reporting by John Whitesides; Editing by Will Dunham)

(This story was corrected in the first paragraph to fix the spelling of Michele)

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Comments (6)
Phintel wrote:
Unless this woman has undergone a recent brain transplant, she doesn’t have the intelligence, diplomatic or critical thinking skills necessary to be the President of the United States. Even with the balance of powers, the woman would destroy our international reputation and if any of her crazy ideas were ever implemented, it would be the end of the United States as we know it.

Jun 15, 2011 2:46pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PANCHITO6284 wrote:
IF either one of these “twits” get anywhere near the presidency……Americans
will deserve EXACTLY what they get! The prospect is terrorizing.

Jun 15, 2011 3:15pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
CDN_Rebel wrote:
So you have calm, thoughtful, studious black man or wild, foolhardy, conspiracy nut white woman… and white America will probably choose the white woman. And of course since it hasn’t started raining $20 bills yet, minorities might not give Obama unequivocal support (let’s face it, the conservatives couldn’t give a rat’s a$$ about minorities and CAMPAIGN on that point.) I hate to say it, but I actually think unless Romney or Bachmann does something otherworldly stupid or suddenly a couple million jobs appear between now and the election that Obama is in trouble; I loathe the idea but I have to confess it.

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