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Bachmann Aide To Take On 'New Position'

On Wednesday morning, Bachmann told WLS Radio in Chicago that she will announce her decision in her Waterloo, Iowa--where she was born--"in just a few weeks," confirming whispers from within her circle that the big event would come in the later part of June. Bachmann's participation in the New Hampshire debate would be permissible because, unlike last month's debate in South Carolina, there are no prerequisites requiring participants to declare a stage of candidacy. "Plans are going forward and making progress, but she's not at 'yes' yet," Doug Sachtleben, a spokesman for the congresswoman, told Hotline On Call last week after Bachmann plugged her announcement location to a group of reporters in Des Moines. If Bachmann does take part in the debate, it will be her first test in the vast field of Republican contenders and her first faceoff against former Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a fellow Minnesotan who announced his intention to participate Wednesday morning.

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