The Washington Times - November 11, 2010, 01:52AM

Michele Bachmann, Minnesota Republican, dropped her bid to become House Republican Conference chair. In a statement, Ms. Bachman released on Wednesday night, she threw her support behind Rep. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican:

“Jeb has demonstrated his commitment to limited government, reduced spending and lower taxes and he will be a strong voice for the Tea Party’s call for these values.”


The Minnesota Republican’s withdrawal now means that Republican leadership slots remain uncontested. 

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