June 13th, 2011
08:20 PM ET

Rep. Michele Bachmann makes presidential run official

(CNN) – Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann said Monday at the CNN debate that she had filed paperwork to enter the presidential race and said she plans to make a formal announcement of her candidacy "soon."

Bachmann is the only participant at Monday's debate who has not formally declared her candidacy.

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  1. Psv

    I am a 60 year old white Democrat who watched the debate but would not ever be interested in any of those candidates. Most spoke well but really had no answers. Remember "the people" voted the republicans in the house to create jobs well why blame others when it was their specific job. Regardless of opinion and policy I was totally amazed to see the all white non diverse audience. Surely not a good representation of the diverse nation I live in – no melting pot in New Hampshire!! I know it's customary to bash the present administration in these debates but Im tired of the constant Obama and Obamacare slurs. Let's not forget who we are and have some respect – Mr President Barack Obama you have my vote hands down.

    June 13, 2011 at 11:27 pm |
  2. bob

    in order to have a debate all those running should be on the stage...

    June 13, 2011 at 11:19 pm |
  3. donna weber

    Ms. Bachmann stated she wants to get rid of the EPA. So how does she explain in this economic time why she would want to fire people? How would that idea help the economy? And who is "contributing" to her run for President? A company that can't work in a way that is safe? And how can she look in our eyes knowing that our water will be polluted by drilling & tell us she cares for Americans?

    June 13, 2011 at 11:02 pm |
  4. Carol

    well prepared but still unimpressive

    June 13, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  5. joe booker

    could the President make a law that allows early retirement to workers 55 and older to retire and recieve social security and medicare to open up job opportunites to younger worker.and.give capital tax incentives to businesses and tax breaks to those that participate..prvide small business loans to minorities to start up and give government contract work to more small businesses ,such as cutting grass along highways train the public to do maintenance work for the federal government

    June 13, 2011 at 10:54 pm |