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Michele Bachmann has only been in the race for President (officially) since yesterday, but she’s already battling lots of negative press.

She closed out her Waterloo, IA presidential campaign launch yesterday by having theĀ Tom Petty song “American Girl” play her off. Tom Petty was none too happy and now his peeps have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the Bachmann camp asking them to refrain from such behavior in the future.

This, of course, happened after she kind of mixed up Western movie star and Oscar winner John Wayne with serial killer John Wayne Gacy. She was on CNN American Morning to make it clear that she’s not perfect, but she was a lawyer and a small business owner and knows how to fix the country.

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