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Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, will not run for re-election in 2014. A proud social conservative, she made an immediate splash in the GOP presidential race in 2011, but voters turned on her, and she dropped out six months later.
(Associated Press)

Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, will not run for re-election in 2014. A proud social conservative, she made an immediate splash in the GOP presidential race in 2011, but voters turned on her, and she dropped out six months later. (Associated Press)

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