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The federal Education Department needs to go, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann tells an Oskaloosa, Iowa, gathering during an Aug. 1, 2011, presidential campaign stop. (Forum News Service file photo by Don Davis)

Bachmann calls it quits in U.S. House

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Eight is enough.

That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early today when she announced she will leave the U.S. House after eight years. In a video message, she gave no hint about her future, but said she could have won re-election if she wanted to run.

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