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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, the congresswoman who serves the area north and northwest of the Twin Cities, surprised the Minnesota political community by posting a video announcing her decision.

Bachmann calls it quits in U.S. House

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ST. PAUL -- Eight is enough.

That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early today when she announced she will leave the U.S. House after eight years. In a video message, she gave no hint about her future, but said she could have won re-election if she wanted to run.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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