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Bachmann to Launch Presidential Bid

Michele Bachmann will launch her presidential campaign in Iowa, and she’ll start with some momentum: A Des Moines Register poll over the weekend showed her in second place in the state with 22 percent, just one point behind Mitt Romney. She’ll launch her bid in the Iowa town of Waterloo, where Bachmann was born and lived until she was 12. GOP strategists say winning Iowa is essential to Bachmann’s campaign.

June 27, 2011 6:21 AM