Bachmann: I'll Push Gas Under $2 a Gallon

Thursday, 18 Aug 2011 06:41 AM

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Rising gasoline prices have constituted one of the major hardships for American consumers this year, surpassing $4 a gallon for a time. Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann pledged Tuesday to reverse that increase if she is elected, Politico reports.

“The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today,” the Minnesota congresswoman said at a campaign event in Greenville, S.C. “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.” The average national gas price is now $3.58 per gallon, according to AAA.

Bachmann didn’t specify how she would make good on her promise. But she briefly cited the prospect of oil shale development in western states and has strongly backed an increase in domestic oil drilling, including in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

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