Michele Bachmann ends White House bid

January 5th, 2012 - 1:05 am ICT by IANS  

Washington, Jan 4 (IANS) US Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann Wednesday announced the end of her bid for the White House after coming in a distant sixth in the Iowa caucuses, Xinhua reported.

“Last night the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice and so I have decided to stand aside,” she said at a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa.

Bachmann won only five percent of the Republican vote in Iowa, the first state-wide party nominating contest, which ended in a virtual tie between former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and dark horse Rick Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania.

Bachmann said she had “no regrets” whatsoever and that she would continue to fight for the causes she emphasized on the campaign trail.

Elected to Congress in 2006, Bachmann, 55, was the founder of the House Tea Party caucus. She is consistently conservative on both fiscal and social issues.

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