MINNEAPOLIS - Conservative Republican Michele Bachmann will
officially launch her presidential bid in Iowa on Monday, a source close to her
campaign said on Tuesday.
The US representative from Minnesota, who
announced her intention to run at a Republican debate in New Hampshire last
week, will hold a kick-off event Monday in Waterloo, Iowa, where she was born,
the source told Reuters.
Bachmann, 55, is founder and head of the House
Tea Party Caucus. She was one of the first elected officials to court the
movement that helped fuel Republican gains in the 2010 midterm elections with
calls for spending cuts and reduced government.