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Bachmann says she’ll decide on presidential bid by ‘early summer’

Rep. Michele Bachmann, on CNN this morning, said she’d decide whether to jump in or stay out of the presidential race by “early summer.”

WASHINGTON — Rep. Michele Bachmann, on CNN this morning, said she’d decide whether to jump in or stay out of the presidential race by “early summer.”

“I think there’s a natural timeframe, and I think probably by about early summer a decision should be made,” Bachmann said. “I think that’s kindof a natural timeline, so i think that a decision will be made by then.”

Also of interest, given our article on the subject Monday: Bachmann clarified her comments about Congress not having enough time to debate what was in the health care bill, and its $105 billion in authorization funding being somehow snuck through, by saying the House was mostly debating its own version of the bill after the Senate passed theirs on Christmas Eve, and only at the last moments did they switch focus to the Senate bill. When they did, she said, that final bill didn’t get the airing it should have.

Video of Bachmann on CNN is below. Her presidential comments come around the 7 minute mark, but the whole thing is really worth the watch.