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The Minnesota right-winger announced Wednesday she will not seek a fifth term in the House but would not elaborate on why she is leaving.
Some think Bachmann, who has ventured off into strange — and voter alienating — territory by aligning herself with tea party extremists and who also faces ethics questions over her questionable 2012 Presidential campaign, could have faced a serious challenge for re-election.
If that is the reason, she is not admitting it. She claims neither her re-election chances or the ethics investigation had anything to do with the decision to quit but she also is not giving any other reason for throwing in the towel.
In a video posted early Wednesday, Bachmann said:
After a great deal of thought and deliberation, I have decided next year I will not seek a fifth congressional term. After serious consideration, I am confident that this is the right decision.