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Bachmann's presidential race debt almost gone

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is $30,000 away from extinguishing the debt from her ill-fated presidential campaign.

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A campaign filing Monday shows she has almost satisfied what had at one point been a debt north of $1 million. Much of it was paid back through money transfers from the Republican's congressional campaign fund. In the most recent three months, she shifted $140,000 over to the presidential fund.

Bachmann was in the 2012 White House race for about six months, but she bowed out after a dismal finish in Iowa's leadoff caucuses. She fell back to a campaign for a fourth-term in a Minnesota congressional seat and won. This spring, Bachmann announced she wouldn't seek another term.

Bachmann's presidential finances have been under scrutiny amid allegations of impropriety, which she has denied.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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