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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann talks to constituents Wednesday in Stillwater. A controversy over things she said about presidential candidate Barack Obama did not come up. She has been in the national news the past few days after implying that the Democratic candidate is un-American. staff photo by Andy Blenkenship

Bachmann race tied

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ST. PAUL - Michele Bachmann learned a lesson: Watch what you say on national television.

In the week since she hinted - or expressly said, depending on your point of view - that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama may hold anti-American views, she went from a comfortable lead in her U.S. House re-election race to a statistical dead heat.


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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.