Michele Bachmann Ends Presidential Bid

January 4, 2012 Updated Jan 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM EDT

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Michele Bachmann Ends Presidential Bid

January 4, 2012 Updated Jan 4, 2012 at 12:46 PM EDT

After a sixth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is ending her bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

Bachmann made the announcement Wednesday morning in Iowa, according to the Des Moines Register. According to the Des Moines Register, Bachmann said she has "decided to stand aside."

Read the Des Moines Register story HERE.