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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)

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., and former Sen. Rick Santorum enter the hall for a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, left, Mitt Romney, second from left, Rick Perry, second from right, and Ron Paul stand together before a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Republican presidential candidates, from left, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas., stand together before a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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** FILE ** Republican presidential candidates Michele Bachmann, left, Mitt Romney, second from left, Rick Perry, second from right, and Ron Paul stand together before a Republican presidential candidate debate at the Reagan Library Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2011, in Simi Valley, Calif. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Republican presidential candidate, takes part in the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum in Columbia, S.C., on Monday. Mrs. Bachmann argued that the federal Constitution should prevent states from enacting individual mandates. (Associated Press)

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Republican presidential candidate, takes part in the American Principles Project Palmetto Freedom Forum in Columbia, S.C., on Monday. Mrs. Bachmann argued that the federal Constitution should prevent states from enacting individual mandates.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann greets American Legion officers Thursday after addressing their national convention in Minneapolis. She said she would be a "strong leader."

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Rep. Michele Bachmann waves goodbye to a small group of supporters in the parking lot of Calistoga Bakery Cafe in Naples, Fla., on Monday after a brief campaign stop. (Naples (Fla.) Daily News via Associated Press)

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Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a Republican presidential candidate, speaks to supporters during a campaign stop at Angie's Subs in Jacksonville Beach, Fla., on Friday as her husband, Dr. Marcus Bachmann, listens. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann's campaign promise to get gas back down to $2 a gallon if she's elected has created skepticism among energy industry experts. "Many [politicians] will say or do just about anything to get elected," said Robert Rapier of Consumer Energy Report. (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican (Associated Press)

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Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks at The Hall at Senate's End, during a stop in Columbia, S.C., Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011, on her bus tour of the Palmetto State. (AP Photo/Brett Flashnick)

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican and presidential candidate, speaks Aug. 18, 2011, at the Hall at Senate's End in Columbia, S.C., during her bus tour of the state. (Associated Press)

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A pair of Republican presidential hopefuls, Rep. Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney, and the tea party movement get the cartoon treatment from Bluewater Comics. (Bluewater Comics)

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HOMETOWN HERO: Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann steps from her campaign bus to greet supporters after winning the Iowa Republican Party's straw poll on Saturday. (Associated Press)

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, greets a group of supporters as she emerges from her campaign bus after winning the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Confetti falls as Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, and her husband, Marcus, rally supporters at the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. dances with her husband Marcus before speaking to her supporters at the Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2011. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)