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Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, listen to former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman during a Republican presidential debate in Washington on Nov. 22, 2011. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Republican presidential candidates (from left) former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, businessman Herman Cain, Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum prepare Nov. 12, 2011, before the CBS News/National Journal foreign policy debate in Spartanburg, S.C. (Associated Press)

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A spokesman for presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann said "liberal mainstream media elites" are trying to suppress the conservative message of the Minnesota Republican. (Associated Press)

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The controversy that Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio generates hasn't stopped presidential candidates from meeting with him, as Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota did in September. The sheriff makes inmates wear pink underwear and live in tents during Arizona's sweltering summers. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidates from left, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn, businessman Herman Cain and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman gather prior to a debate, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2011, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, Pool)

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, speaks at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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Fox via Associated Press Jane Lynch, a proud lesbian in real life, says she is channeling Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann when her "Glee" character takes a swipe at "sneaky gays."

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is among the party presidential hopefuls. (Associated Press)

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A view of the shoes of Republican presidential hopeful, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., as she speaks at the Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Friday, June 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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In a Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., answers a question during a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library, in Simi Valley, Calif. Starting this weekend, Bachmann plans to campaign almost exclusively in the state as she tries to reassert herself in a race that's become a two-candidate contest between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Republican vice presidential candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin greets moderator Gwen Ifill after the vice presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

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In a Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011 photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., answers a question during a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library, in Simi Valley, Calif. Starting this weekend, Bachmann plans to campaign almost exclusively in the state as she tries to reassert herself in a race that's become a two-candidate contest between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Rep. Michelle Bachmann attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, on Tuesday, April 26, 2011, in New York. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)

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Former first lady Nancy Reagan greets Republican presidential candidates (from left) Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Rep. Ron Paul of Texas before Wednesday's debate at the Ronald W. Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley, Calif. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, businessman Herman Cain and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman stand at the podium to answer questions during a debate at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., answers a question during a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)