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Hecklers disrupt Michele Bachmann's campaign stop in Iowa City

A group of protesters, and one man dressed in a costume who called himself the "gay robot professor," heckled and chanted when Michele Bachmann rolled into the Hamburg Inn in Iowa City. Campaign officials reportedly cranked up the holiday music in an attempt to drown out the protesters, and things got a little bit heated between bystanders and hecklers.
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A group of protesters, and one man dressed in a costume who called himself the "gay robot professor," heckled and chanted when Michele Bachmann rolled into the Hamburg Inn in Iowa City. Campaign officials reportedly cranked up the holiday music in an attempt to drown out the protesters, and things got a little bit heated between bystanders and hecklers.

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