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Minnesota candidates have lots at stake in Iowa straw poll

Larry Jacobs discusses Bachmann's surprise frontrunner status.

"Michele Bachmann has been on a tear nationally, she has been the big surprise in the republican battle for the presidential nomination for 2012," said Larry Jacobs, a political science professor at the University of Minnesota. "She's gone from really almost a no-name candidate in the presidential sweepstakes to a potential front runner."

KSTP-TV
August 7, 2011

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