Minnesota Rep. says she’ll formally announce ’12 bid soon at GOP debate Monday.
Bachmann Announces Presidential Candidacy Filing
Manchester, N.H. – Minnesota Congresswoman, and conservative leader, Michele Bachmann announced today she has filed the official paperwork to run for President of the United States. Rep. Bachmann made the announcement during the first major 2012 Republican Presidential Debate in New Hampshire at Saint Anselm College.
“Our country needs a leader who understands the hardships that people across America have been facing over the past few years, and who will do what it takes to renew the American dream. We must become a strong and proud America again, and I see clearly a better path to a brighter future,” said Rep. Bachmann. “For these reasons, earlier this evening I instructed my team to file the necessary paperwork to allow me to seek the office of President of the United States.”
The Bachmann for President campaign filed official candidacy paperwork Monday afternoon, and are gearing up for a campaign announcement tour in the coming weeks in Iowa. With the filing, Rep. Bachmann suspended her Congressional campaign and is no longer actively seeking re-election in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District.