Michele Bachmann Not Running For Re-Election To House

Source: AP / CBS News

WASHINGTONFour-term Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for another term in the U.S. House.

The tea party favorite and conservative firebrand, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination last year, announced her decision in an almost nine minute video on her website Wednesday morning.

“The law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than eight years,” Bachmann says in the video. “And in my opinion, eight years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific congressional district.”

Bachmann says her decision not to run again in 2014 was “not influenced by any concerns about … being re-elected.”

She narrowly won a fourth term in 2012 over Democrat Jim Graves, a hotel chain founder who is running again in 2014.

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