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Associated Press, Published April 27 2013

Anti-tax group’s Minnesota rally attracts hundreds

ST. PAUL – More than 600 people gathered at the Minnesota Capitol for the Taxpayer Freedom Rally on Saturday.

Majority President Dan McGrath said the annual anti-tax rally is the biggest annual conservative gathering in the state and is particularly important this year after a tough election for Republicans.

“This is a great opportunity to get people remotivated,” McGrath said. “There are a lot of dejected people. And I think it helps re-energize them.”

Among those addressing the crowd were state legislators, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, talk-show host Jason Lewis and national anti-tax activist Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform.

“We just want to be left alone,” Norquist said. “The left is like a teenage boy on a prom date; they keep asking for the same thing in different ways.”

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.