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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Politically Speaking: Bachmann: King focus of 2012 prez talk

Excerpted from this post at Politically Speaking

Had my first conversation with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann,
R-Minn., a political kindred spirit with Iowa 5th District Congressman
Steve King. She'll be part of an upcoming political feature, and
Waterloo, Iowa, native Bachmann was fine with going off-topic for a
few stray questions at the end of our chat. ... Bachmann has already
announced she'll seek a third term in 2010, and she's raised about
$800K in this year and has about $600K on hand. Additionally, I asked
Bachmann if she is being prodded to seek the 2012 presidency, given
her growing national profile. She said she has no doubts the GOP will
produce a good crop of presidential candidates, and threw out King as
a name of interest. "Steve King is mentioned as a potential nominee. I
have a very high opinion of Steve King and his ability, so I would
encourage him to consider any position for higher office," Bachmann
said. As for herself, Bachmann said, "Goodness, I've only been in the
House for three years, so, no, I'm not considering anything like
that."

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