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Bachmann breaks silence at CPAC, run for Senate still unclear


After months out of the spotlight, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday near Washington, D.C., Minnesota Public Radio reports.

Minnesota's 6th District Congresswoman spent most of her time criticizing President Barack Obama, including his handling of the terror attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year.

CNN says she also blasted the First Family for living “a lifestyle that is one of excess."

“Now we find out that there are five chefs on Air Force One. There are two projectionists who operate the White House movie theatre,” Bachmann said. “We are also the ones who are paying for someone to walk the president’s dog - paying for someone to walk the president’s dog."

It's still unclear if she’s considering a 2014 run for the U.S. Senate, but a survey conducted by Public Policy Polling in January showed U.S. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., leading Bachmann by 14 percent in a hypothetical matchup.

Bachmann narrowly defeated her challenger, DFLer Jim Graves, last November for her fourth term in Congress.

Watch Bachmann's full speech at CPAC below:

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