Republican Congresswoman Michele Bachmann
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Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann waves from her campaign bus as she leaves a press conference in West Des Moines, Iowa, on January 4, 2012. Bachmann bowed out of the Republican presidential race on Wednesday, saying she had decided to "stand aside" after a sixth place finish in the Iowa caucuses. Bachmann ended her campaign with a vehement attack on President Barack Obama, calling the November elections the last chance to repeal his health care reform law and "policies based on socialism."