Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she hoped the judges would take pity on her because this is her last year in Congress.  But in the end, her effort - a hotdish called the "Polar Vortex-Mex - wasn't enough.

First District Congressman Tim Walz repeated yesterday as the winner of the Minnesota congressional delegation's annual hotdish contest.  His "Turkey Trot Tator Tot Hotdish" wowed the judges with a blend of Hormel bacon, fresh green beans and Jennie-O ground turkey.

Senator Al Franken started the hotdish contest four years ago.  He says it's an effort to blend bipartisanship and Minnesota traditions.

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