Michele Bachmann "very likely" to run in 2012

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the Conservative Principles Conference hosted by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, March 26, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa. AP Photo

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the Conservative Principles Conference hosted by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, March 26, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.
U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during the Conservative Principles Conference hosted by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, March 26, 2011, in Des Moines, Iowa.
AP Photo

As we first reported this morning on the Early Show, Michele Bachmann's insiders say they expect the Minnesota Republican representative to get into the presidential race in June--and that Mike Huckabee's decision not to run created a significant opening for her.

That set off a flurry of calls to her advisers--here's the latest, from a top adviser moments ago:

"Michele has been receiving an outpouring of encouragement to run for president--increased phone calls and online messaging," said a senior adviser. "I can now say it is very likely she will decide to run for president."

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