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Jun 26th, 2011

Summary: Rep. Michele Bachmann is statistically tied with Gov. Mitt Romney at the top of the first Iowa poll of the 2012 Republican presidential primary campaign season, conducted by the Des Moines Register. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 26, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that central Minnesota voters had the opportunity to meet gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner’s running mate, lieutenant-governor candidate Jim Mulder at the Granite City Days parade in St. Cloud.



Summary: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann will officially launch her campaign for president on Monday, June 27, 2011 in Waterloo, Iowa. … Michele Bachmann’s political resume. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 21, 2010, Aubrey Immelman featured a prophetic view of BP’s Gulf of Mexico Deepwater Horizon oil drilling catastrophe from a Christian fundamentalist, conspiracy-theorist perspective.



Summary: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, third-term Republican congresswoman from Minnesota, announced on June 13, 2011 at the GOP presidential debate in Manchester, N.H., that she had filed papers to seek the office of President of the United States. With the filing, Bachmann suspended her congressional campaign and is no longer actively seeking re-election as U.S. Representative in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District. … Psychological profile: Michele Bachmann has a “congenial competitor” (happy warrior) personality type, with a mixed Dominant /controlling and Outgoing /congenial primary personality pattern and secondary features of the Ambitious /confident personality style. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on June 13, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that a paper by Harvard University fellow Matt Waldman, published by the London School of Economics, asserted that Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence agency (ISI) not only funds and trains Taliban fighters in Afghanistan but is officially represented on the movement’s leadership council, giving it significant influence over operations.