Michele Bachmann Files Papers to Run for President

She announces during Republican debate
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 13, 2011 8:01 PM CDT
Updated Jun 13, 2011 8:49 PM CDT
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., answers a question.   (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
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(Newser) – The Republican debate in New Hampshire generated some news early: Michele Bachmann announced she is running for president. "I filed today my paperwork to seek the presidency of the United States," Bachmann, the first woman to enter the 2012 race, told the audience. "I wanted you to be the first to know." Bachmann also drew loud applause during the two-hour CNN debate by declaring Obama a "one-term president."

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