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Will Rep. Michele Bachmann become the presidential contender for Americans who have grown disillusioned – if not angry – with the federal government?

A gathering of tea party activists near Capitol Hill this morning suggested members of that demographic are still very much up for grabs. Representatives of about 60 conservative activist groups were in town this weekend to talk organizing strategies for the 2012 elections with FreedomWorks, the conservative advocacy group that helped kick start the tea party back in 2009.