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.

Marcus Bachmann stands next to his wife, Rep. Michele Bachmann, as she announces the end of her GOP presidential campaign in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Marcus Bachmann stands next to his wife, Rep. Michele Bachmann, as she announces the end of her GOP presidential campaign in West Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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