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Tea Party founder Michelle Bachmann retires from US Congress

Tea Party founder Michelle Bachmann retires from US Congress

Posted 30 May 2013, 22:32 AEST
One of the most high profile faces of the Tea Party movement has announced she won't contest a fifth term in US Congress.
The departure of Michelle Bachmann - the firebrand Minnesota Republican who was a founder of the Tea Party Caucus - marks a significant blow for the movement. 
 
In 2006, Bachmann became the first Republican woman elected to represent Minnesota in the US House. 
 
She later co-founded the House Tea Party Caucus, a group dedicated to the anti-tax, small government principles that sparked the movement.
 
Dr David Smith is a lecturer in American Politics and Foreign Policy at the US Studies Centre at Sydney University. 
 
He's been speaking with Tracee Hutchison
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
Guest: Dr David Smith, lecturer in American politics and Foreign Policy as the US Studies Centre
 

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