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U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota listens to a speaker Monday who supports, like she does, a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit state spending. (Photo by Don Davis)

Bachmann adds support to Pawlenty spending cap amendment


ST. PAUL -- U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a frequently quoted national Republican spokeswoman, pledges to work for a state constitutional amendment limiting Minnesota spending.

The Minnesota congresswoman capped a Republican rally in favor of Gov. Tim Pawlenty's amendment proposal this morning. Her comments came moments before a Democratic-controlled Senate committee began to consider the plan.

Bachmann said government debt is doubling and tripling.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.