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Published December 17, 2011, 12:00 AM

Michele Bachmann

In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., steps from her campaign bus to greet supporters after winning the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa. . Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from St. Paul's exurbs whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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