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Michele Bachmann delivers an hour-long speech to about 140 Republicans in Oskaloosa, Iowa, Aug. 1, 2011, smoothly going from one federal government issue to another, but always returning to the budget. (Forum News Service file photo by Don Davis)

Capitol Chatter: Bachmann says she will be active

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ST. PAUL -- Michele Bachmann promises to remain involved in government policy, but that promise has been heard from others who soon faded from the scene.

Will the conservative Minnesota congresswoman be different?

First, it should be noted that despite news stories that refer to Bachmann in the past tense, she has a year and a half left in her U.S. House term.

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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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