By Mike Munzenrider
Rep. Michele Bachmann raised $2.2 million in the first quarter of the year.
This feat of fundraising should continue to fuel speculation that Bachmann will throw her hat into the 2012 presidential race reports the Star Tribune.
Over the same time span, Bachmann raised more money that the 2012 GOP presidential frontrunner, Mitt Romney, who raised $1.9 million.
Bachmann's fundraising abilities should be no surprise; during the 2009-2010 election cycle she raised $13.5 million, more than any other member of congress, according to The Washington Post