Bachmann ends bid for presidency

Rep. Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, ended her presidential bid Wednesday, a day after voters in Iowa, the state in which she was born, left her in sixth place — last of all the major GOP candidates who competed there.

A member (right) of Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign team wipes away tears as Mrs. Bachmann hugs family and staff members after announcing in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, that she will end her Republican presidential campaign. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

A member (right) of Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign team wipes away tears as Mrs. Bachmann hugs family and staff members after announcing in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, that she will end her Republican presidential campaign. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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