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After dismal Iowa showing, Bachmann ends White House bid

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Des Moines, Iowa -- Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday morning that she is suspending her bid for the White House.

"I have decided to stand aside," she said at a packed news conference Wednesday morning in West Des Moines, Iowa, at the Marriott Hotel. "Last night the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice."


In the same room the night before, Bachmann had been introduced as the next president of the United States.

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