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GOP Field Taking Shape In Open 6th District Race

One possible Republican candidate for Michele Bachmann’s congressional seat is taking herself out of the running while another gets ready to announce his plans. Bachmann’s surprise decision not to seek reelection started a scramble among possible Republican successors.

06/03/2013

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Jim Graves Drops Out Of Race In 6th Congressional District

The Democrat gearing up for a rematch against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann suspended his campaign Friday, proclaiming success in his goal to oust the polarizing conservative from Congress two days after she announced she wouldn’t seek re-election.

05/31/2013

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6th District Residents React To Bachmann’s Surprise Announcement

Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann is one of those rare politicians people seem to really love – or not.

05/29/2013

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Graves On Bachmann Decision: ‘She Read The Tea Leaves’

Rep. Michele Bachmann’s announcement that she won’t seek a fifth term has her most recent opponent saying that she “read the tea leaves,” in an apparent reference to her Tea Party ties.

05/29/2013

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Video: Memorable Recent Moments From Rep. Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann has been at the center of many memorable moments in Minnesota politics in recent years. Here is a collection of some of the most notable or most watched videos on WCCO.COM from recent years.

05/29/2013

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Bachmann Wants White House Investigated Over IRS Flap

Rep. Michele Bachmann is joining the calls for a thorough investigation as President Obama prepares to answer further questions about the growing controversy at the IRS. The acting commissioner resigned on Wednesday after the agency admitted it targeted conservative groups.

05/16/2013

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Bachmann: A ‘Privilege’ To Attend Thatcher’s Funeral

Rep. Michele Bachmann said it was a “privilege” to attend the funeral of Margaret Thatcher. Congresswoman Bachmann was one of three members of the U.S. House to attend the funeral in London.

04/17/2013

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Rep. Michele Bachmann To Attend Thatcher’s Funeral

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann was chosen Monday to be part of the congressional delegation headed to London for the funeral of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

04/15/2013

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Jim Graves Seeks Rematch Against Rep. Bachmann

The Democrat who narrowly lost to U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann last year is seeking a rematch. The St. Cloud Times reports Thursday that businessman Jim Graves will run again for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th District.

04/11/2013

Rep. Bachmann’s Southwest Metro Hotdish

Recipe from Al. Franken’s website As featured by Rep. Michele Bachmann in the Minnesota Congressional Delegation HotDish Competition 2013 Ingredients 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 medium onion, thinly sliced ½ cup sliced jalapeno peppers […]

04/10/2013

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Bachmann Says ‘Political Motivations’ Behind Ethics Investigation

Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she’s confident she will be cleared in an ethics investigation into her 2012 presidential campaign.

04/09/2013

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Bachmann Joins Senator To Request Medicaid Audit

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and a state senator are calling for a state and national audit of Medicaid.

04/09/2013

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Congressional Ethics Office Investigating Rep. Bachmann

Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics.

03/25/2013

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Panel Doesn’t Act On Complaint Tied To Bachmann

A state Senate ethics committee has opted not to act on a complaint filed against a Republican senator that accused him of taking improper payments from Rep. Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign.

02/13/2013

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Ex-Bachmann Aide Alleges Ethics Violation In Iowa

A former aide to Minnesota Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann has filed an ethics complaint with the Iowa Senate, alleging that during her presidential campaign she made improper payments to a state senator.

02/11/2013

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