Report: Bachmann Inks Book Deal
Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is undertaking a long-standing tradition familiar to presidential candidates – the book deal.
Sources tell The New York Times that the tea party favorite has just negotiated a deal with Sentinel, a conservative imprint at Penguin USA, to publish her memoir. The book is tentatively due for release sometime this fall. Wall Street Journal columnist John Fund will assist Bachmann in writing the book.
One source who saw Bachmann’s proposal said the book was mainly a biographical account of the formation of her political and economic ideas.
Sentinel was founded in 2003 and has published books by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, journalist Matthew Cotinetti and conservative columnist Mona Charen.
The news caps a positive week for Bachmann who announced her presidential candidacy during the GOP debate on Monday. Her performance also earned critical acclaim from the Republican leadership, the media, and a boost in the polls.
According to the latest Rasmussen national telephone survey of likely GOP Primary Voters, Bachmann is currently in second place at 19%, trailing GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney at 33%. Former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain is in third place at 10%.