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Michele Bachmann delivers an hour-long speech to about 140 Republicans in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Aug. 1, 2011, smoothly going from one federal government issue to another, but always returning to the budget.

Rep. Michele Bachmann says she won't run for re-election

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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Eight is enough.

That is the message tea party darling and Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota delivered Wednesday when she announced that she will not seek re-election next year, leaving the U.S. House after eight years. In a video message, she gave no hint about her future, but said she could have won re-election.


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