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Rep. Bachmann's big announcement: The reactions

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, the combative Minnesota congresswoman who had been mounting an aggressive fundraising campaign, caught many by surprise when she announced early Wednesday that she would not seek a fifth term.

But reactions to the news came sure and swift. Among them was Jim Graves who had narrowly lost to Bachmann in 2012 and was mounting another challenge for 2014. He told WCCO that Bachmann "read the tea leaves" and that the people of the Sixth District want a change.

The controversial congresswoman has a long list of both strong supporters and vocal opponents.

The Pioneer Press has put together a long collection of some of the other reactions. A sampling from both her supporters ...

...and her critics...

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