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 departs from West Des Moines, Iowa, on her campaign bus on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, following her announcement that she will end her bid for the Republican presidential nomination after finishing sixth in Tuesday's Iowa Republican caucuses. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Rep. Michele Bachmann departs from West Des Moines, Iowa, on her campaign bus on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012, following her announcement that she will end her bid for the Republican presidential nomination after finishing sixth in Tuesday's Iowa Republican caucuses. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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