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But first one of the latest candidates to officially declare is Minnesota's Michelle Bachmann.
I stand here in the midst of many friends.
And many family members to announce formally.
For president of the united state.
I want my candidacy for the presidency of the United States to stand for a moment when we the people.
Truth stand once again for the independence from a government that has gotten too big and spends too much in has taken away too much.
Why -- you start at the beginning what why did you get into politics why you involved in the political process and when did you get involved.
Well I got involved actually in 1998.
My husband I have five biological children but we also had been bracing 23 Foster child 23 -- three Foster children what was the most you have in the house of one of we had nine kids and a house that's not -- you show you Brooklyn neighborhood where there are kids there and I get item they -- we have two kids I don't believe -- zone defense.
-- a brief Foster care they have got no it was a it was a great thing and a -- enjoyed doing have a wonderful husband have been married 33 years and we were doing Foster care and I had been at United States federal tax litigation attorney and -- business owners we start our own business as well.
But I was at home full time taking care of all these kids.
And I was surprised what I was seeing coming home -- the backpack we have home schooled our biological kids who put our kids in private Christian school.
But state law would not allow our Foster children to attend private school they were -- -- public's -- Plus just what the law was and you saw a big difference I saw a big difference and I thought if anyone needed -- -- got that was our Foster children.
So I start getting involve an education reform.
And that was back in 1998.
And as a result of all the reform mark that I had done people -- me to run for the Minnesota state senate.
I did I was there for six years -- years -- first this was.
I was in the Minnesota state senate from 2000 until 2006.
In 2006 I was urged to run for congress I did and I've been here percents -- Why would you want to be president.
Well because I want to see us take our country back and I know that we can be so much better than we are today.
And I and I feel very strongly about that and I want to be able to take.
My background expertise and make the decisions had actually done that we need to have a president who understands the times that we live and who -- correctly diagnose the problems.
Who can apply the right solution and against someone who has the courage to carry it out we need a fighter right now.
To fight against the political establishment that is really what the problem -- this.
And that's what my whole life and history has been about.
Fighting against the establishment.
What would separate you from all of these other candidates.
I think what separates me from the candidates is the fact that I have a true and a proven track record of being a fighter.
Fighting for what people believe and whether it is popular -- not despite the opposition.
-- stand true because people know that I will do what I say and I say what I do.
And that I don't just test waters in the sense of putting my finger appeared to see if something is politically correct or not I do it based upon principle and hammer reformer.
And I'm also anyone who knows me have a very practical.
Person I'm solution focused and I think that that's what I want to bring to bear we need at what.
Why do you think -- become such a lightning rod.
-- Governor Palin obviously -- become a lightning rod the certain people Donald Trump you mentioned him.
Has become you know the focus on the tax you know over the last couple years in particular right -- -- used to refer you as the second most.
He did a technical Republican woman in the country you are not on the second Melissa long has always had corrected but what do you think it is why it.
Why this venom -- I'll give you one example recently.
You were you were given a speech you made a mistake.
About history and the media just pounced on them.
But I think part of that is because they're nervous and they're worried that maybe -- catch on.
Maybe she'll be the nominee and -- course I think that we all know it's no secret.
A lot of people the press have been really -- for for Barack Obama all these years.
And they want to take anyone that they might see would be a formidable competitor and take them down and take them out of the equation.
And down I just don't scare varies it well that -- do you think.
This is but what it's about you raise more money.
Yeah than any member of congress in the history of congress in the history of congress that's right and that's that's thanks a lot of beautiful generous people who by the way.
Gave an average donation of 45 dollars or last name and people believed in me because I wasn't spinning them I was telling people the truth.
And people wanna -- a fighter somebody who really stand up for -- do you think if you think congress today is not living out.
To the promise of a fight.
That that they gave in the 2010 election do you think they're doing enough in terms of battling back the Obama agenda.
My opinion has been now.
I am my opinion is that we could do more -- than what we have done so far.
Because I believe that people are with us I know that -- with us if you look at the Rasmussen polling from the time Obama care passed on March 23 of 2010.
Until today there hasn't been one week that less than a majority of Americans have wanted to see us.
Get rid of that awful government takeover of health care why senior citizens know why because President Obama took 500 billion out of Medicare.
In order to put it in Obama -- that's not gonna do any good for senior citizens.
So we need to fight for them and fight for liberty and health care and people know we won't get that thing Obama can do pretty much to.
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