PRESS RELEASE from Bachmann for President

For Immediate Release
June 13, 2011
Contact: Alice Stewart

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.


here's the exchange...

The speaker just said, Congresswoman, repeal Dodd-Frank.  Answer the American out there who says maybe I don't like all of the details, but after what happened in 2007 and 2008, I don't want Wall Street to not have somebody looking at them, watching what they're doing. 
BACHMANN:  Well, I'm looking forward to answering that question, because I introduced the repeal bill to repeal Dodd-Frank, because it's an over-the-top bill that will actually 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 presidency 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 the distinction coming into the night, Congresswoman Bachmann was exploring.  She hadn't taken that last step.  The other candidates had taken it.  I'm sure they welcome you to the fray.