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FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., expresses appreciation as she puts on a gift from a supporter during the book-signing event in Aiken, S.C. Bachmann told The Associated Press Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, that she'll seek a 4th term in Congress following her failed presidential bid. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2011, file photo Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., expresses appreciation as she puts on a gift from a supporter during the book-signing event in Aiken, S.C. Bachmann told The Associated Press Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, that she'll seek a 4th term in Congress following her failed presidential bid. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt, File)

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