Rep. Michele Bachmann, a member of Congress from Minnesota, officially launched her campaign today for the Republican nomination to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama.
Bachmann becomes the first woman to enter the race — ahead of former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor whom many political observers are watching to see whether she decides to become a candidate for the GOP nod. Already, Bachmann has cruised to a second place position in some national polls and one in Iowa, her birthplace, as she is pulling support from Palin supporters because Palin is not in the race.
“My name is Michele Bachmann and I stand her among many friends to announce that I am formally running for the president of the United States,” she said at a rally in Iowa. “Together, once again, we can secure the promise of the future for America. I want to bring a voice — your voice — to the White House, just as I brought your voice to the halls of the United States Congress.”