(CNN) – One of Minnesota's most prominent Republicans isn't participating in the North Star State's caucuses Tuesday.
Rep. Michele Bachmann, who dropped her own bid for the White House in January, said on CNN she was unable to get home because of votes in Congress. Speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Bachmann said she wished she could be in Minnesota caucusing.
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"I'm here doing my job in Washington, D.C.," Bachmann said. "We were voting tonight, Wolf, so I was here on the House floor and doing my job. But my family members and friends and all the great people back in Minnesota, they're out in mass. This is a fun night in Minnesota because our state, with our caucuses system, is very grassroots, very bottom-up. It's politics at it's best. That's what you'll find in Minnesota."
Asked to predict the winner of Minnesota's contest, Bachmann said any of the four remaining candidates stood a good chance of coming away victorious.
"I think that it's wide open tonight," Bachmann said. "Any of the candidates have a possibility of winning. For instance, Mitt Romney is endorsed by former Governor Tim Pawlenty and former Senator Norm Coleman. But then look at Newt Gingrich. A lot of his former staff that have organized for him in Minnesota. Rick Santorum, very strong evangelical base. He appeals to that base. If you look at Ron Paul, Ron Paul and I held a joint meeting at Northrop Auditorium, we had 3,000 people come out that night. There's a lot of support across the state of Minnesota for all four candidates. I think the results may actually be fairly close."
Bachmann represents Minnesota's 6th Congressional District, encompassing suburbs of the Twin Cities. She dropped her bid for president in January following a disappointing finish in the Iowa caucuses.