Senior Bachmann campaign officials tell FOX News the Minnesota Congresswoman running for the Republican presidential nomination raised $4.2 million in the second quarter of 2011. About $2 million came from her congressional account.

This is a strong showing considering Bachmann only started raising money as a presidential candidate after establishing her exploratory committee in mid-June.

Jake Gibson is a producer working at the Fox News Washington bureau who covers politics, law enforcement and intelligence issues.