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Bachmann Suspends Presidential Campaign

(Reuters) - For Michele Bachmann, it ends where it all began - in Iowa. Just months after winning the Iowa GOP Straw Poll, Bachmann, a native of the Hawkeye State, announced Wednesday morning at a news conference that she is suspending her campaign for the White House.

Bachmann finished in a distant sixth out of seven candidates in the Iowa caucuses.    

However, Bachmann said, "I will continue to fight to defeat the president's agenda of Socialist policies." 

The congresswoman's decision to pull out could favor rival Rick Santorum, who narrowly came in second to Mitt Romney in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses.

Santorum, Bachmann and Texas Governor Rick Perry, who announced Wednesday he is heading on to campaign in South Carolina after "reassessing" his campaign, have been courting support from evangelical Christians. If a significant number of evangelicals eventually rally behind Santorum, his long-shot campaign could receive a major boost.

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