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Michele Bachmann 'the one to watch' as she kicks off her presidential campaign

Michele Bachmann won neck-and-neck status with presumed front-runner Mitt Romney in the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. But with a serious candidacy come tough questions about her record and political assertions.

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington Sunday. Bachmann said she is gratified by the Iowa Poll that was released Saturday and showed she was in a statistical tie with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for first place among likely Iowa caucus-goers.

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When Michele Bachmann officially kicks off her presidential campaign Monday, she’ll have been given a tremendous weekend boost.

She won neck-and-neck status with presumed front-runner Mitt Romney in the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll out Saturday night, which left all the other GOP hopefuls back in the dust. And she was all over the Sunday morning TV talk shows. A certifiably serious candidate, in other words.

In the Iowa Poll, Bachmann got 22 percent to Romney’s 23 percent. Trailing behind were Herman Cain with support from 10 percent of potential caucus goers, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul with 7 percent each, Tim Pawlenty with 6 percent, Rick Santorum with 4 percent, and Jon Huntsman with 2 percent.

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