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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen touts census participation as some GOP'ers worry suspicion about the count could hurt their cause

The Los Angeles Times reports that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., "stoked the controversy last year when she warned Americans not to fill out any information on the 2010 census except for the question that asks how many people reside in each household. Her concern: The U.S. government could start rounding up citizens, as it did  Japanese Americans during World War II, and put them in internment camps."

"Some on the right are raising concerns that the partial boycott could hurt their own cause," the Times wrote. "Since governments at all levels base their funding decisions and political redistricting on population, fueling the fire against the census could rob heavily conservative districts and suburbs of needed funds and services."

The Times says 3 Republicans on a House census committee -- including Central Florida's John Mica -- "approached Bachmann privately and asked her to stop the boycott. Roll Call reports that they went public
with their concerns because Bachmann 'appeared unfazed by their request.' "

Bachmann's stance contrasts with Miami Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen who last week Tweeted and videotaped herself completing her census form. She's doing a presser tomorrow to tout the Census Bureau’s Questionnaire Assistance Centers

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