PRESS RELEASE from Bachmann for
June 13, 2011
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
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
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
Congressional campaign and is no longer actively seeking re-election in
Minnesota's 6th Congressional District.
KING: The speaker
just said, Congresswoman, repeal Dodd-Frank. Answer the American
there who says maybe I don't like all of the details, but after what
in 2007 and 2008, I don't want Wall Street to not have somebody looking
them, watching what they're doing.
BACHMANN: Well, I'm
looking forward to answering that question, because I introduced the
bill to repeal Dodd-Frank, because it's an over-the-top bill that will
lead to more job loss, rather than job creation.
But before I fully answer
that, I just want to make an announcement here for you, John, on CNN
tonight. I filed today my paperwork to seek the office of the
of the United States
today. And I'll very soon be making my formal announcement.
So I wanted you to be the
first to know.
KING: I appreciate
that. Well, welcome. If you're out there and you don't get
distinction coming into the night, Congresswoman Bachmann was
She hadn't taken that last step. The other candidates had taken
I'm sure they welcome you to the fray.