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Bachmann says her migraines are controllable

After a campaign rally in South Carolina today, Michele Bachmann responded to a Daily Caller report alleging the congresswoman has migraines that leave her "incapacitated."

"Like nearly 30 million other Americans, I experience migraines that are easily controllable with medication," Bachmann said.

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The article quoted a former aide of Bachmann questioning her ability to "withstand the most difficult challenges facing America" during "crisis management mode." But Bachmann said that the migraines will not affect her campaign for the White House or her job performance if she is elected.

"I'd like to be abundantly clear: My ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as commander-in-chief," Bachmann said. "Since entering this campaign for the presidency, I have maintained a full schedule between my duties as a congresswoman and as a presidential candidate traveling across the nation to meet with voters."

Bachmann turned the attention from the condition that affects "individuals in nearly one in four American households" to the economic challenges facing the country.

"While I appreciate the concern for myself and for my health, the greater concern should be the debate that is occurring today in Washington, D.C. over whether or not we will increase our debt, spending, and taxes," Bachmann said.