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Michele Bachmann Says She's an Official Candidate for President


Filed the papers.

Talk about stealing the show. Michele Bachmann used the GOP debate this evening in New Hampshire to announce that she's an official presidential candidate. Politico has more:

Michele Bachmann said on stage just now, in a deliberate bit of stage-stealing, that she's filed her papers and officially become a candidate for president.

Two sources close to Bachmann told me today that tentative plans had been laid to stage the formal announcement -- she'd said she will announce in her native Waterloo, Iowa -- as soon as this Wednesday, though Ed Rollins said the plans aren't set.

The Hill sheds more light on Bachmann's campaign plans:

The Minnesota lawmaker had made rumblings to suggest that she would announce during a trip to Iowa, but instead chose to do it in New Hampshire, the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Bachmann has some campaign infrastructure in place; her chief of staff stepped down earlier this month to take a role with the campaign, and Ed Rollins, a veteran GOP strategist who'd served in the past as a strategist for former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (R), has also signed on to help Bachmann

Below, watch some video from tonight's debate:

Keep up with The Blaze's live blogging during the GOP debate here.

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