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In this March 16, 2013 file photo, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R- Minn., speaks at the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Md. Bachmann said Wednesday, May 29, 2013, that she will not run for re-election in 2014. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, file)

Bachmann says she won't run for re-election

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By Don Davis

Forum News Service

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ST. PAUL -- Eight is enough.

That is the message Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann delivered early today when she announced she will leave the U.S. House after eight years. In a video message, she gave no hint about her future, but said she could have won re-election if she wanted to run.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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