Americans will save at the pump if Michele Bachmann is elected president, the Minnesota Republican said Tuesday.
“The day that the president became president gasoline was $1.79 a gallon. Look at what it is today,” she said at an event in Greenville, S.C.. “Under President Bachmann, you will see gasoline come down below $2 a gallon again. That will happen.”
The average price for a gallon of gasoline is currently $3.58 per gallon, according to AAA.
Bachmann didn’t detail how she would cut the price of gasoline, which is tied to the global price of oil. She briefly mentioned the prospect of oil shale development in Western states and has been an active proponent of increased domestic oil drilling, including in Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
This article first appeared on POLITICO Pro at 11:55 a.m. on August 17, 2011.
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