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U.S. Rep. Kerry Bentivolio lost his bid for re-election, but he hasn’t lost his touch for occasionally creating buzz.

The Milford Republican caused a brief stir last week after posting a photo on his Facebook page showing him giving two antlers from his reindeer to retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, a tea party favorite. The reindeer rancher said the antlers fall off every year around December and January.

Bachmann, who briefly mounted a presidential bid in 2011, looked thrilled to receive the antlers.

But her staffers were not available for comment about how Bachmann may use the antlers, since they were busy moving from the office as part of the congressional transition.

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