Republican Bachmann launches 2012 US Presidential bid

June 27, 2011 17:33

WATERLOO, Iowa - US Representative Michele Bachmann, a rising star of the conservative Tea Party movement, launched a bid for the Republican 2012 presidential nomination on Monday, buoyed by a strong opinion poll showing.

Bachmann is attempting to establish herself as the main alternative to Republican front-runner Mitt Romney among a crowded field of candidates vying for the right to oppose Democratic President Barack Obama.

"My name is Michele Bachmann, I stand here in the midst of many friends and many family members to announce formally my candidacy for president of the United States," she said.

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