Adviser Says Bachmann Out Of Race; Romney On To NH

By: AP
By: AP

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An adviser says last-place Iowa caucus finisher Michele Bachmann is ending her presidential campaign. That leaves her supporters up for grabs as Rick Santorum tries to establish himself as the conservative heavyweight in the Republican race.

Santorum's near-tie with caucus winner Mitt Romney topped a rise from deep in the polls to contender for the presidential nomination.

Like Bachmann, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a blow in the caucuses -- finishing fifth -- and he was flying home to decide whether to stay in the race.

Meanwhile, a smiling Romney jetted off to New Hampshire, telling reporters that landslides are terrific but he'd settle for his eight-vote margin of victory.

The Bachmann adviser spoke on condition of anonymity before her expected announcement Wednesday morning.


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  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 at 12:08 PM
    she should go party with the Palins!!!
  • by Dang on Jan 4, 2012 at 11:18 AM
    That's too bad. She's hot, I'm going to miss seeing her on tv.
    • reply
      by Ed on Jan 4, 2012 at 01:43 PM in reply to Dang
      Yeah, that was as good a reason as any to keep her in the race
  • by Anonymous on Jan 4, 2012 at 10:50 AM
    Think of all the people who make a living based on this BS
  • by thomas Location: colo springs on Jan 4, 2012 at 10:43 AM
    So, was Bachmann lying about God saying she would win, or was God?
  • by DanReeves Location: CO on Jan 4, 2012 at 09:15 AM
    Romney is a punk! He's the Democrat nominated Republican. He's a wishy washy flip flopper that has an almost identical health care plan as Obama's. The Republicans said that first order of business would be to repeal "Obama Care". Did they mean replace it with "Romney Care". Bachman is a real American along with Gingrich and Perry. If Romney is supposed to be our saving grace we truly are screwed!
  • by Jack Diligence on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:58 AM
    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.
  • by Nath Location: Colo Spgs on Jan 4, 2012 at 08:53 AM
    With Michele out, that means I'm now backing Ron Paul, my first choice back in 2008.
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