1. 2012

    Bachmann to Launch Presidential Bid

    U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses the crowd during a welcome home event in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa Sunday, June 26, 2011. Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann said Sunday her bid to unseat President Barack Obama shouldn't be viewed as "anything personal" against the Democrat ó he's "just wrong" on his policies for America.

    Charlie Riedel / AP Photo

    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.

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