By Pat Kessler, WCCO-TV

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — In an unusual move, tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., followed House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s response with high profile speech of her own.

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It was originally aimed just at tea party activists but was also carried live by CNN.

“After the $700 billion bailout, the trillion-dollar stimulus and the massive budget bill with over 9,000 earmarks, many of you implored Washington to please stop spending money we don’t have,” Bachmann said. “But, instead of cutting, we saw an unprecedented explosion of government spending and debt. It was unlike anything we have seen before.”

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