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    Bachmann to Skip Trump Debate

    ROCHESTER, MI - NOVEMBER 09: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) speaks during a debate hosted by CNBC and the Michigan Republican Party at Oakland University on November 9, 2011 in Rochester, Michigan. The debate is the first meeting of the eight GOP presidential hopefuls since allegations of sexual impropriety have surfaced against front-runner Herman Cain.   (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Donald Trump isn’t quite the kingmaker he hoped to be. On Thursday, Michele Bachmann became the fifth candidate to say she will skip Donald Trump’s Dec. 27 debate. That leaves just Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum as the only candidates who plan to participate. Bachmann’s move comes as a surprise, as she had otherwise been courting Trump’s endorsement, visiting him several times at Trump Tower.

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