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Bachmann moves closer to a run

In another sign Michele Bachmann is running for president, her chief of staff, Andy Parrish, is taking a temporary leave from his position and will continue to work for her in "an exciting new position," Parrish confirms to First Read.

Asked if the job will take him to Iowa and New Hampshire, Parrish responded, "We will see."

The news was first reported by The Daily Caller. Hat tip: Political Wire.