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CHICAGO (AP) — Her sights now set on re-election, Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is still making the most of the national conservative stature she drew on during a run for president.

The Minnesota congresswoman is among the ex-presidential candidates to appear Friday at the Conservative Political Action Committee’s one-day gathering in Chicago. Bachmann was scheduled to address the group in the evening.

She was a short-lived player in the 2012 presidential campaign, dropping out after a poor showing in Iowa’s caucuses. Bachmann is instead after a fourth term in Congress, facing a Democrat who made his mark in Minnesota’s hotel industry.

Other CPAC speakers who were in the presidential race include Rick Santorum and Herman Cain. Potential running mates for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney will also take the stage.

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