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Bachmann rules out presidential bid


ST. PAUL -- A darling of conservative media will not run for president in 2012.

U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann waited until an Iowa newspaper asked before she took herself out of the race.

"Goodness, I've only been in the House for three years, so, no, I'm not considering anything like that," the Minnesota Republican told the Sioux City Journal.

Previously, she left the door open for a presidential campaign, saying she would run if God sent her a message.

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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.