Bachmann wins GOP 2012 test vote

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks to her supporters and reporters outside her bus after she won the Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

August 13, 2011 5:44:23 PM PDT
Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea party favorite five months before the state's caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating season.