By Geneva Sands - 09/27/11 01:06 PM EDT
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.) said she doesn't feel she has been treated any differently in the race because of gender.
"I grew up with three brothers and no sisters, that's the best preparation for politics any girl can have, so I don't feel in any way that I am discriminated against," said Bachmann on “The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox News Monday.
"I'm just grateful to be in the race," she added.
Bachmann is the only female candidate currently in the GOP primary campaign.
Bachmann also denied any personal animosity between herself and Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) following her attacks on his HPV vaccine mandate as governor.
"I think when we’re on the stage, we're trying to put our best foot forward and trying to let people know who we are and what the difference is, and we're seeing those distinctions now," said Bachmann.