May 29th, 2013
09:19 PM ET

Bachmann won't seek re-election: "She was not my cup of tea," Ari Fleischer says

Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) calls it quits.

The one-time Tea Party Presidential candidate announced early this morning that she will not run for a fifth term in Congress.
Bachmann also dismissed speculation that investigations into her campaign finances or the possibility of a tough re-election were the reasons behind her exit.

"I've always, in the past, defeated candidates who are capable, qualified and well-funded and I have every confidence that if I ran I would again defeat the individual who I defeated last year, who recently announced he is once again running." Bachmann said.

And while Bachmann was a darling of the Tea Party. She also created a number of headaches for the GOP because she was often fast and loose with the facts.

OutFront Tonight: Ari Fleischer - white house press secretary under President George W. Bush and New York Times columnist Charles Blow.

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