Rep. Michele Bachmann made her 2012 presidential bid official Monday morning in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Minnesota Republican had a nice boost over the weekend with a second-place showing in the Des Moines Register poll of Iowa caucuses attendees. She aims to do well in the state and has been reminding Republicans of her roots there — she was born in Waterloo.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.