Bachmann Will Form 2012 Committee

Minnesota congresswoman will file in June or earlier
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 24, 2011 10:05 AM CDT
Bachmann Will Form 2012 Committee
In this photo taken Feb. 10, 2011, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

(Newser) – A second Minnesota Republican is getting off the 2012 sidelines, sort of: Michele Bachmann will form a presidential exploratory committee by early June, CNN reports. The Minnesota congresswoman may form her committee earlier in order to participate in early GOP debates—sources tell CNN she'll file if debate sponsors require it for two in early May. Tim Pawlenty formed his presidential committee earlier this week. (Read more Michele Bachmann stories.)

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