Bachmann and Wellstone: Two peas in a pod?

MPR reports Ken Martin says that while he disagrees with her, the Republican Congresswoman -- like the late Democratic Senator -- fights for what she believes in -- not what’s politically popular at the time.
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MPR reports Ken Martin says that while he disagrees with her, the Republican Congresswoman -- like the late Democratic Senator -- fights for what she believes in -- not what’s politically popular at the time.

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