Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who ran an unsuccessful presidential campaign in 2012, announced Wednesday in a video posted on her website that she will not seek re-election for a fifth term, when her current term ends next year.
"After serious consideration, I am confident this is the right decision," Bachmann said in the video.
"Be assured, my decision was not in any way influenced by any concerns about my being re-elected to congress. I've always in the past defeated candidates who are capable, qualified and well-funded. And I have every confidence that if I ran, I would again defeat the individual who I defeated last year."
Watch Bachmann's announcement below
What the media is saying about Bachmann's decision
New York Times: Bachmann Won't Seek Re-election Next Year
Minneapolis Star Tribune: Michele Bachmann says she will not run for re-election
Minnesota Public Radio: Photos: Highlights from Michele Bachmann's political career
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