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Presidential Race: Michele Bachmann wins in Iowa

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann August 10, 2011 in Clive, Iowa from Flickr

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann August 10, 2011 in Clive, Iowa from Flickr

 Minnesota Congresswoman and GOP presidential hopeful, Michele Bachmann, is celebrating a major victory today.  Bachmann won the first big Republician test of the 2012 campaign for the White House., the Iowa straw poll. 

On the official, Michele Bachmann for President website, the candidate posted this statement: “THANK YOU IOWA! We did it! I am excited to announce our campaign was the winner of this year’s AmesStraw Poll. Iowans delivered a strong message to Washington: America cannot afford four more years of Barack Obama and his failed liberal policies, and our campaign is the right choice to put our nation back on a path to prosperity.”

Michele Bachmann’s photo is from a series on Flickr.

Meanwhile, Texas Governor, Rick Perry, officially jumped into the presidential race today. Reuters has more on both developments, including how the other Republican contenders stacked up in the straw poll.

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