Michele Bachmann’s announcement of a presidential candidacy today drew a sharp response from the Obama campaign.
“Congresswoman Bachmann talks about reclaiming the American Dream, but her policies would erode the path to prosperity for middle class families,” said Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt in a statement. “She voted for a budget plan that would extend tax cuts for the richest Americans on the backs of seniors and the middle class while ending Medicare as we know it. Congresswoman Bachmann introduced legislation to repeal Wall Street oversight — risking a repeat of the financial crisis — and while she voted to preserve subsidies for oil and gas companies, she opposes making the investments necessary to enhance America’s competitiveness and create the jobs of the future.”
Jon Huntsman became the first GOP candidate to be on the receiving end of a negative statement from the Obama campaign when he announced last week.