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.

Rep. Michele Bachmann, with her husband, Marcus, announces in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, that she will end her Republican presidential campaign after finishing sixth in Tuesday's Iowa Republican caucuses. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Rep. Michele Bachmann, with her husband, Marcus, announces in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, that she will end her Republican presidential campaign after finishing sixth in Tuesday's Iowa Republican caucuses. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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