Bachmann to announce Monday
June 21st, 2011
09:05 PM ET
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Bachmann to announce Monday

(CNN) – Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota will formally announce her candidacy for president Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was born.

A GOP source confirms to CNN the date of the announcement, which was first reported Tuesday evening by the Huffington Post. The Bachmann campaign has not confirmed the report, but tells CNN details of the announcement will be released Wednesday morning.

Neither the date nor the timing is a huge surprise. Bachmann made news at a CNN/WMUR/New Hampshire Union Leader GOP presidential debate on June 13, saying that “I filed my paperwork to seek the office of the presidency of the United States today. And I’ll soon be making my formal announcement.”

And a few days earlier, Bachmann told reporters and supporters in Iowa that she would make an announcement regarding her candidacy later in June, and that she would make that announcement in Waterloo, her birthplace.

The three term congresswoman is considered a darling of tea party activists, thanks to her often outspoken criticism of President Barack Obama. But her performance at last week’s debate also won her rave reviews from some more establishment Republicans. And her speech Friday at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans was also very well received by the audience and by political pundits.

The location of the announcement is also no surprise. A strong showing in Iowa, the first-in-the-nation caucus state, is crucial for Bachmann’s hopes of winning the GOP nomination.

Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (31 Responses)
  1. ChinaisRepublicToo

    She's such a joke she makes Palin look like MENSA material. What a waste of time and money but at least it's a distraction and will take away votes for normal GOP front runners.

    June 22, 2011 02:08 am at 2:08 am |
  2. johnmenacherjr

    She will never be my president and s a complete religious nut job with WELS!!! You really need to look into getting some investigative reporting going before you start annointing!~

    June 22, 2011 06:20 am at 6:20 am |
  3. Sandy

    How is she announcing her candidacy AFTER she already participated in a debate for presidential candidates? LOL

    June 22, 2011 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  4. Hooper

    Terrific another dimwit to many do they have in the republican party..not a one of these din dongs have inspired me to vote for them they are about hate and big business...their mantra jobs jobs jobs where are they repukes?

    June 22, 2011 07:05 am at 7:05 am |
  5. Jeff in Virginia

    Go for it Bachmann. You clearly do not realize how nuts you are.

    June 22, 2011 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  6. Dave

    Looking forward to watching this clueless dolt melt down.

    June 22, 2011 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
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