Michele Bachmann's campaign has now announced the dates for their formal kickoff tour next week -- with her making stops in three of the big early primary and caucus states.
Bachmann made the interesting move of announcing her much-expected candidacy during last week's debate
-- though of course, her very participation in the debate was itself an act of running for president. However, that act did seem to be a departure from her previous statements that she would announce her decision in Waterloo, Iowa
, the town where she was born.
Now, her campaign announced via press release, she will be making it up with a formal kickoff event on MondayÂ at 10 a.m. CT, in Waterloo -- an event that the campaign press couldn't escape if they wanted to.
Then on Tuesday, she will hold a 9 a.m. ET backyard event at a private residence in Raymond, New Hampshire, and then visit Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, with an event at 5:30 p.m. ET. She will then make a full-day swing through South Carolina on Wednesday, with stops in Charleston, Lexington, Greenville, and Rock Hill.