Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she’s not yet ready to back a 2012 presidential candidate.
Bachmann briefly talked politics with reporters this morning following a GOP State Capitol rally in support of a proposed constitutional amendment to cap state spending. The 6th district Republican said she will be at a private fundraiser tonight that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is also scheduled to attend following her Mall of America book signing.
“I hope I can get a book and maybe get it signed,” Bachmann said.
Palin is widely viewed as a possible GOP candidate for president in 2012, as is Gov. Tim Pawlenty. But Bachmann isn’t picking sides, yet.
“I like both of them, ” Bachmann said. “They’re great. Of course I’m very partial toward our own governor. I think he’s marvelous, but I love Gov. Palin. And I’m sure that there will be a lot more choices out there as well. So, I’ll withhold judgement as to who I’ll be supporting.”
As far as her own political aspirations, Bachmann said her focus is on running for re-election in 2010.