Bachmann announces White House 2012 bid
Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann announced her White House bid in Iowa Monday.
June 27th, 2011
10:23 AM ET

Bachmann announces White House 2012 bid

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann formally announced her candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination Monday during an appearance in Waterloo, Iowa, a city where she was born. Stay tuned for developments in this breaking story.

The announcement comes a day after Fox anchor Chris Wallace apologized to her for asking Bachmann whether she is a "flake" on Fox News Sunday.

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Wallace wrote on his website: "A lot of you were more than perturbed, you were upset and felt that I had been rude to her. And since in the end it's really all about the answers and not about the questions, I messed up, I'm sorry. I didn't mean any disrespect."

When asked on ABC about the newsman's apology, Bachmann said it is "insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious."

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  1. jj

    awe the little girl scares you huh? still LMAO!

    June 28, 2011 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
  2. gung hoe

    Hey jj you and i will have the last laugh when bachman and palin are sworn into the office of president and vice president respectfully just watch and see

    June 28, 2011 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. scottish Mama

    @jj & gung- I guess the world will end in 2012 then. Another gaffe on Bachmans part- She thought John Wayne was born in her hometown of Waterloo. It was John Wayne Gacy the serial killer spent some time in Waterloo. Most of what she says is not true, she says things just like Palin. Too bad most people do not look up what they say. Most is bs and wrong.

    June 28, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
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