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Bachmann Drops Out

It’s over: Michele Bachmann dropped her bid to be the Republican presidential nominee on Wednesday, one day after coming in sixth in the Iowa caucuses. “I look forward to the next chapter in God’s plan. He has one for each of us, you know,” she said at the press conference. A campaign source struck a more dour note to National Journal, saying Bachmann quit because she saw “no viable way forward.” She captured just 5 percent of votes in Iowa, dead last among those competing. Bachmann took some shots at President Obama's health-care initiative in her swan song, saying it was the reason she decided to run for president and she would continue her fight against it.

January 4, 2012 11:00 AM