Conservative Rep. Michele Bachmann to Retire from Congress …Update: Matt Dean to Run?

Tea Party favorite to retire–
Congresswoman Michele Bachmann announced today on her website that she will be retiring from Congress.

Who saw this coming?
FOX News reported

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election in 2014, ending her tenure as the representative from Minnesota’s sixth congressional district after four terms.

In a video released on her website early Wednesday, the Tea Party favorite says that, in her opinion, if presidents can only serve eight years that length of time is sufficient for her to serve in Congress.

Bachmann claims her decision was not influenced by concerns that she would not be re-elected, or by recent inquiries into her 2012 presidential campaign.

UPDATE: Republican Matt Dean will likely run for seat.

 
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