MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann delivered a farewell speech Tuesday on the floor of the U.S. House.

The 6th District Republican is leaving office after eight years in Washington D.C.

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Thanking her staff and Minnesota supporters, Bachmann said she was the nemesis of Democrats — but she never compromised her beliefs.

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“It has been the privilege and the honor of a lifetime for me to serve as a member of the United States Congress, serving as the first woman ever elected from the state of Minnesota in the capacity of being a Republican,” Bachmann said. “It’s an honor and it’s the ride of a lifetime.”

Bachmann has not revealed her plans after she leaves office in January.

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Voters elected Republican Tom Emmer to succeed Bachmann.