ByÂ MAGGIE HABERMAN, Politico
Michele Bachmann became the queen of 2011 fundraising this quarter, bringing in a combined $2.2 million for the quarter â€“ bigger than theÂ $1.9 million that frontrunnerÂ Mitt Romney reported bringing in, officials confirmed for POLITICO.
Bachmann raised $1.7 million for her congressional committee, and another $500,000 for her leadership PAC, Bachmann adviser Andy Parrish said.
The numbers are sure to roil the early presidential-watching, as the Minnesota congresswoman gears up for a likely run for the White House in 2012.
Much of her donations are reportedly small checks.
Bachmann, aÂ tea party favorite, has been getting increasing attention as Sarah Palin appears increasingly unlikely to run.
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