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Posted: November 8, 2012 at 3:18 a.m.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, a Minnesota Republican who founded the House Tea Party Caucus and briefly sought the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, squeaked past Democratic businessman Jim Graves 179,189 to 174,891 in unofficial results with 100 percent of precincts reporting in a race that wasn’t decided until the morning after the election.

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