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Waterloo's Michelle Bachman edges closer to presidential bid

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JOHNSTON (KWWL) -

Waterloo native and Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she feels a calling to run for president, leaving little question about her intention to seek the Republican nomination.

Speaking Friday during the taping of a public affairs program on Iowa Public Television, Bachmann noted that she has "had this calling and tugging on (her) heart that this is the right thing to do."

She earlier announced that she would hold an event next month in Waterloo to make her intentions clear. Bachmann  lived in Waterloo until moving as a child to neighboring Minnesota.

Bachmann says she has been encouraged by strong fundraising and the enthusiastic support that has greeted her in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina.

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