The Madeleine Brand Show for June 27, 2011

Michele Bachmann formally announces she's running for President

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Republican presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann made it official today: she's throwing her hat into the ring for the 2012 GOP Presidential nomination. She's a Tea Party favorite, but how well will Bachmann play with other conservatives? We turn to Mike Mulcahy, political editor for Minnesota Public Radio. He's been following Bachmann's career since her time in the Minnesota state legislature, where she served until her election to Congress in 2006.


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